As part of the celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of Botticelli's death in 2010, a new photographic campaign, created especially for the book.
The book is being published to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Sandro Botticelli (Florence, 1445-1510), which will be celebrated in 2010 in the form of various events and exhibitions. In her introduction, the author – Superintendent of the museums in Florence and, in particular, the Uffizi Gallery, the most important collection in the world of Botticelli’s works – describes the historical, cultural and artistic context of the Florence of Lorenzo the Magnificent. The book examines about 75 works by the Florentine master, from galleries in Italy and elsewhere. Every painting is accompanied by an explanatory chart. Another feature which undoubtedly adds to the charm of this book is the wealth of spectacular photographic detail, which highlights the quality of the painting – of faces, gestures and clothes in particular – of one of the world’s best-loved painters.