A valid working tool not only for scholars, but also for non-specialists interested in learning more about this very great artist.
A fundamental figure of the European Renaissance, Piero della Francesca applied lucid clarity to the establishment of the geometric rules of perspective, utilized with absolute rigor and moving poetics.
The volume is divided into two parts. In the first, Battisti analyzes the works of the great master in stylistic terms, without overlooking the artist’s background of training and the historical-cultural context in which he worked. The second part includes the catalogue of the works commonly attributed to Piero della Francesca, lost works and tentative attributions. There is also a section on the drawings and false works.
The book is completed by a register of documents and a large, up-to-date bibliography.