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Introduced to painting and perspective by his father, a theatre decorator, the Venetian Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto (1697-1768), is best known for his vedute. Whilst the amateurs of his time brought back their landscape paintings as evidence of their travels in Italy, Canaletto became the incarnation of La Serenissima of the baroque period. A forerunner in his method of spacing out the different planes of his works, he embellished his pictures with details in order to better highlight the distances, and used a camera obscura in the composition of his paintings. With the precision of the lines and the tonality of the palette, Canaletto's paintings are still, defined by his own hand, the most beautiful panoramas in the history of art. In course of this inspired, richly-illustrated text, Octave Uzanne revives the reader's passion for this striking Venetian painter of the seventeenth century.
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A versatile man of letters, Octave Uzanne was at once a bibliophile, editor and French journalist. Having studied Classical Studies, he moved to Paris and devoted himself to writing. He contributed to many publications, such as La Plume and L'Art et l'Idée, working at the same time on his own personal works, notably novels, book reviews and other critical biographies. The diversity and pertinence of his writings make his books indispensable resources for all art-lovers.
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Book Description Parkstone Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1859956831 255 pp. Hardcover. Light shelf wear, waving to bottom of dust jacket, otherwise book is in Near Fine condition. Richly illustrated book about Venetian painter, Giovanni Antonio Canal, also known as Canalette. Oversized. No overseas shipping. Parkstone International, 2008. Seller Inventory # SKU1001793
Book Description Parkstone International, New York, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First printing. First edition, 2008. Large quarto, pictorial hardcover in dust jacket, 255 pp., heavily illustrated (in color), clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket, a bit of rubbing to the tips of the book, some creasing or wear to the tips of the dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Seller Inventory # s00015829
Book Description Sirrocco-Parkstone International, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. English Language Edition. This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. Dustjacket does have some shelfwear and small corner tear at the top. Inside pages are clean. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages. Seller Inventory # 042710-030a-264
Book Description Parkstone Press, New York, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 255 Pp. Orange Illustrated Boards. Fine In Neardj With 1/4" V-Shaped Surface Arasion At Top Of Font Panel, Tiny Rub At Bottom Of Front Flap Fol. Seller Inventory # 035128