This listing includes the book with one set of prints for US orders. Extra sets of prints may be ordered separately for $10 each.
Canadian and UK orders will receive the print-on-demand paperback only.
There are few artists whose work is more universally known and loved than Raphael. His paintings grace the walls of the Vatican, his many serene Madonnas are famous the world over. That he was able to crowd so much achievement into his brief lifetime, is remarkable even for an Italian living in the Renaissance, when artists poured out paintings and sculpture in profusion.
Elizabeth Ripley has brought Raphael to life with lovely, well-written text, illustrated with color reproductions of the artist's own works. With Raphael we visit Urbino, Florence and Rome. We meet Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Castiglione, and two great popes—personalities who played vital roles in his life. The charm, the beauty and the gentleness that endeared Raphael to those who knew him, is portrayed here along with his amazing genius.
All paintings are in full color, with a few extra sketches and paintings new to this edition. Plus there is a bonus page in the back, but only US orders, when you get the book here from Purple House Press—page 68 showcases Raphael's beautiful painting Woman with a Veil. This edition of the book was printed on an offset printing press using 100# matte art paper with 12 pt covers.
A set of eight 8x10 prints comes with the book, US only. They're printed on 18 pt cardstock with a matte film lamination (the same coating on our jackets and covers) to help make them water resistant. The selected paintings are: Marriage of the Virgin, Sistine Madonna, Saint George, Galatea, The Knight's Dream, Miraculous Draught of Fishes, School of Athens, and Madonna of the Chair.
Books purchased from any other retailer are the print-on-demand edition, with a different isbn and printed on 70# paper with 10 pt covers. Page 68 is blank, it does not feature Woman with a Veil as an extra painting. And there are no prints.