Canaletto

Paperback | May 10, 1999

byJ. G. Links

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Canaletto (1697 -- 1768) is one of the most popular of all Old Master painters. His views of Venice, Rome and London are much celebrated and admired, but he was more than a mere recorder of scenery. In the words of one of his contemporaries, he had the power to paint so that 'the eye is deceived and truly believes it is the real thing it sees'.

J G Links's magisterial study was first published in 1982, and immediately became the standard work on the subject, admired both for its comprehensive, meticulous scholarship and for its combination of lucidity and elegance. Fully revised, expanded and redesigned in 1994, with 160 beautifully reproduced colour illustrations, it is now reissued as a paperback, making this classic work accessible to a new and wider audience.

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This book, first published in 1982, has become the essential work about the Old Master Canaletto. Now fully revised and expanded, Canaletto offers a loving tribute to the Venetian artist. More than 160 colour illustrations reproduce Canaletto’s art, a benchmark for realist cityscapes, which depicted people and daily life of places such...

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Canaletto (1697 -- 1768) is one of the most popular of all Old Master painters. His views of Venice, Rome and London are much celebrated and admired, but he was more than a mere recorder of scenery. In the words of one of his contemporaries, he had the power to paint so that 'the eye is deceived and truly believes it is the real thing ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 11.38 × 9.88 × 1 inPublished:May 10, 1999Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714838438

ISBN - 13:9780714838434

Appropriate for ages: 13

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From Our Editors

This book, first published in 1982, has become the essential work about the Old Master Canaletto. Now fully revised and expanded, Canaletto offers a loving tribute to the Venetian artist. More than 160 colour illustrations reproduce Canaletto’s art, a benchmark for realist cityscapes, which depicted people and daily life of places such as Venice, Rome and London. J.G. Links was the leading authority on the artist and his work.