Renaissance and Baroque Ceiling Masterpieces

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The lofty painted ceilings of Europe's palaces and churches rank among the greatest treasures of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. This unique assemblage features brilliant full-color reproductions of some of the finest examples of such art. Drawn from two rare French and German portfolios of the nineteenth century, this unique volume re-creates more than 60 magnificent ceilings from Parisian drawing rooms, German castles, and Italian galleries.
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The lofty painted ceilings of Europe's palaces and churches rank among the greatest treasures of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. This unique assemblage features brilliant full-color reproductions of some of the finest examples of such art. Drawn from two rare French and German portfolios of the nineteenth century, this unique volume re-creates more than 60 magnificent ceilings from Parisian drawing rooms, German castles, and Italian galleries.
Richly depicting scenes from nature and mythology, this collection abounds in chubby cherubs, ethereal goddesses, heroes in full battle armor, and all manner of animals, both legendary and realistic. In addition, a generous assortment of floral ornaments includes rosettes, garlands, and clusters of acanthus and other decorative leaves and vines. Whether used in their entirety or as individual motifs, these designs will add beauty and sophistication to any art or craft project.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486465296
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/11/2008
  • Series: Dover Pictorial Archive Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,013,569
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Frontispiece. Urbino. Ceiling painting, Ducal Palace, XVI cent.
Plate 1. Berlin. Ceiling painting, department store, Friedrichstrasse 77.
Plate 2. Rome. Frieze and ceiling painting, Kloster der Penitenzieri, XVI cent.
Plate 3. Rome. Vaulted ceiling decoration, Kloster der Penitenzieri, XVI cent.
Plate 4. Bohemia. Ceiling painting, Neuhaus Castle, XVI cent.
Plate 5. Bohemia. Ceiling painting, Neuhaus Castle, XVI cent.
Plates 6-7. Versailles. Ceiling painting, government office, Court of Louis XIV
Plate 8. Florence. Ceiling painting, Uffizi Gallery, XVI cent.
Plate 9. Prague. Ceiling painting, Town Hall, XVII cent.
Plate 10. Rome. Ceiling painting, Kloster der Penitenzieri, XVI cent.
Plate 11. Berlin. Ceiling painting
Plate 12. Genoa. Ceiling painting by Pierin del Vaga, Palace of Andrea Doria, XVI cent.
Plate 13. Genoa. Vaulted ceiling, Palace of Andrea Doria
Plates 14-15. Mantua. Ceiling painting, Ducal Palace, Appartamento dei Stivali, XVI cent.
Plate 16. Rome. Ceiling painting, Palazzo della Cancelleria, XVI cent.
Plate 17. Rome. Ceiling painting, Palazzo della Cancelleria, XVI cent.
Plates 18-19. Parma. Ceiling painting, cathedral nave, XVI cent.
Plates 20-21. Munich. Ceiling painting, playroom
Plate 22. Berlin. Ceiling painting, billiard hall
Plate 23. Magdeburg. Ceiling painting, playroom
Plate 24. Mantua. Ceiling painting, Ducal Palace; residence of Isabella d'Este
Plate 25. Pompeii. Ceiling painting, Casa del Gallo
Plates 26-27. Augsburg. Ceiling painting, great bathroom in Fuggerhause, XVII cent.
Plate 28. Mantua. Ceiling painting, Ducal Palace, XVI cent.
Plate 29. Padua. Ceiling painting, Scuola del Santo, XVI cent.
Plates 30-31. Mantua. Fresco by Mantegna, Castello di Corte, Camera degli Sposi, XV cent.
Plates 32-33. Rome; Vatican. Ceiling painting, Borgia apartments, XV cent.
Plate 34. Rome. Ceiling painting, Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, XVI cent.
Plate 35. Rome. Ceiling painting, Scrofa-Calcagnini Palace, XVI cent.
Plates 36-37. Rome. Ceiling painting, Villa di Papa Giulio, XVI cent.
Plates 38-39. Florence. Ceiling painting, Uffizi Gallery, XVI cent.
Plates 40-41. Florence. Ceiling painting, Uffizi Gallery, XVI cent.
Plate 42. Florence. Ceiling painting, Uffizi Gallery, XVI cent.
Plate 43. Milan. Ceiling painting, S. Maurizio, XVI cent.
Plate 44. Berlin. Ceiling painting, banquet hall in former palace, XVIII cent.
Plate 45. Landshut. Ceiling painting, Knights' Hall, Trausnitz Castle, XVI cent.
Plates 46-47. Mantua. Ceiling painting, Ducal Palace, Appartamento dei Stivali, XVI cent.
Plates 48-49. Tunis. Ceiling painting, Bardo Palace
Plates 50-51. Tunis. Ceiling painting, Bardo Palace
Plates 52-53. Tunis. Ceiling painting, Bardo Palace
Plate 54. Ceiling, Work-room
Plate 55. Beamed ceiling
Plate 56. Bedroom ceiling
Plate 57. Ceiling, Louis XIII
Plate 58. Ceiling, Louis VIX
Plate 59. Ceiling, Louis VIX
Plate 60. Ceiling, Indian-motif
Plate 61. Ceiling, Henri II
Plate 62. Ceiling, Smoking room
Plate 63. Renaissance ceiling
Plate 64. Renaissance ceiling
Plate 65. Circular ceiling
Plate 66. Drawing-room ceiling
Plate 67. Ceiling, Persian motif
Plate 68. Ceiling, Flight of stairs
Plate 69. Versailles. Ceiling, Music Pavilion, Parc de Petit-Trianon, VXI cent.
Plate 70. Ceiling, Hotel Dangeau, XVII cent.
Plate 71. Dining-room ceiling
Plate 72. Rennes, Brittany. Ceiling, Chamber of Parliament, Palace of Justice
Plate 73. Ceiling, Salon des Singes, Chateau de Chantilly
Plate 74. Paris. Ceiling, Hotel de la rue d'Assas
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