Abrams, 1992, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: New Book, Dust Jacket Condition: New
Salvatore S. Nigro. Pontormo, Drawings, New York: Abrams, 1992. Folio, edition unknown as this book has never been opened, pp. 158, brown cloth boards. From Publisher's Weekly: "The agitated and contorted figures of 16th-century Florentine Mannerist painter Jacopo da Pontormo still beckon us to fathom their psychological depths, as revealed by this collection of 77 full-page color reproductions of his drawings. Pontormo's androgynous male youths wrestle with inner demons. His highly elongated, smiling Three Graces are not of this world. A penitent St. Jerome, in his painful self-inquisition, is emblematic of the artist's turmoil. Even his chubby infants twist and grimace, confirming Italian scholar Nigro's observation that Pontormo and his circle dwelled on 'the body in all its aspects of pathological misery.' Featured in this elegant volume are calm, sensitive portraits that contrast with the more nervous works, plus ethereally majestic studies for frescoes in the chapel of San Lorenzo which depict strangely haughty angels, Adam and Eve, Noah in the Flood and a multitude of dead bodies." Condition of this book: Still sealed in publisher's shrink wrap. Shipments outside the U.S. may be subject to local taxes. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Reference. ISBN: 0810937174. ISBN/EAN: 9780810937178. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 55058.