Canaday, John: The Lives of the Painters (Includes Baroque; Late Gothic to High Renaissance; Neoclassic to Post-Impressionist; Plates and Index.
Book condition: Fine to Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Has Slipcase
New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1969. These four hard cover books all have a green cover with gilt lettering on the spine. 4 volumes. Like new inside and out. Slipcase is sturdy and clean but shows minimal wear. Volumes include: I. Late Gothic to High Renaissance, II. Baroque, III.Neo-Classic to Post-Impressionist, IV. Plates and Index. Beautiful color plates in vol. 4. This four volumeset is a history of painting from the end of the Middle Ages to the eve of the twentieth century-from Giotto's revolution to Cezanne's-told in the form of several hundred biographies strung together on a historical cord. Its index can also be used a reference encyclopedia, since each biography is self-contained, whether within a brief paragraph or long essay. There are 352 ( Color and Black & White ) plates in volume four. A lovely and attractive set..
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