Raphael

Roger Jones and Nicholas Penny

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September 10, 1987
256 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4
160 b/w + 120 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300040524
Paper

The definitive account of the life and work of one of the most influential of all artists.
“The best book ever written on Raphael.”—Brian Sewell, Interiors
“A superbly illustrated and comprehensive survey. . . . The reproductions in color and in black and white add their own splendid testimony to Raphael’s achievement.”—American Library Association Booklist
“It would not be possible within the space of a review to do justice to the variety of intelligent and stimulating observations which occur throughout the text, together with well-informed references to relevant background material.”—Cecil Gould, Times Literary Supplement
“A marked success . . . in the authors’ line of inquiry, in their choice of material and in the form of its presentation.”—Sylvia Ferino-Pagden, Burlington Magazine
“The new and dependable source for knowledge of the artist.”—Lawrence Gowing, London Review of Books
“Strikes a nice balance between instruction and illustration.”—Janet Malcolm, New Yorker
“An important contribution. . . It is also an excellent introduction to the career of Raphael for undergraduates. Graduates and faculty will find it a ready reference and a healthy stimulus.”—Choice

"Helps us see Raphael’s achievement afresh by combining the hefty body of ongoing scholarship with keenly spirited criticism."—Christian Science Monitor


"A landmark volume."—Tom Dowling, San Francisco Examiner


"An emphasis on the artist’s sensuousness and sensuality replaces the conventional highlighting of his technical genius, facility, and cool grace."—John Gabree, Newsday



"This is the best photographic presentation of Raphael available in any general, relatively inexpensive book on the artist."—Sarah Blake McHam, Italian Quarterly

"[A] handsome volume. . . . Raphael was in every sense a Renaissance man, not least in his brilliant architectural concepts, many of which are illustrated here. The authoritative text is admirably complemented by the lavish illustrations, many in excellent color."—John Barkham Reviews

"A superbly illustrated and comprehensive survey of the works of the Italian Renaissance artist in the five hundredth anniversary of his birth. . . . The reproductions in color and in black and white add their own splendid testimony to Raphael's achievement."—American Library Association Journal

"It would not be possible within the space of a review to do justice to the variety of intelligent and stimulating observations which occur throughout the text, together with well-informed references to relevant background material."—Cecil Gould, Times Literary Supplement

"Why don't more art books come in [this] pleasing, non-blockbuster format? . . . This serviceable, up-to-date monograph in the no-nonsense British manner—the authors are British art historians—strikes a nice balance between instruction and illustration."—Janet Malcolm, The New Yorker

"An important contribution. . . . Yale Press has outdone itself in most of the illustrations, especially in the color of the architecture and color photographs of recently cleaned paintings. . . . The black and white are of very high quality. . . . The book . . . is an excellent introduction to the career of Raphael for undergraduates. Graduates and faculty will find it a ready reference and a healthy stimilus."—Choice

"The best book ever written on Raphael."—Brian Sewell, Interiors

"Jones and Penny offer a precisely focused and detailed survey of Raphael's 'achievements and ambitions as a painter, architect, archaeologist and entrepreneur'. Their book presents a most satisfying introduction to the really quite extraordinary range of Raphael's activity, especially in and for Rome."—David Rosand, Times Literary Supplement
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