Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

by Andrew Graham-Dixon
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Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon

“This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century.”—Hilary Spurling, New York Times Book Review
In a bravura performance, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio’s staggering artistic achievements, delving into the original Italian sources to create a masterful profile of the mercurial painter. This New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year features more than eighty full-color reproductions of the artist’s best paintings.

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ISBN-13: 9780393343434
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 417,331
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Andrew Graham-Dixon has presented six landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed A History of British Art, Renaissance and Art of Eternity, as well as numerous individual documentaries on art and artists. For more than twenty years he has published a weekly column on art, first in the Independent and, more recently, in the Sunday Telegraph. He has written a number of acclaimed books, on subjects ranging from medieval painting and sculpture to the art of the present, including Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane,Art: The Definitive Visual Guide, and Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel.

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Caravaggio 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is by far the most comprehensive, thoughtful and well-written book on Caravaggio, his works and the society in which he lived.  It was a pleasure to read and quite an easy read, at that.  My husband, whole he loves Caravaggio's work, was less than enthused about reading his biography.  However, even he found this book enjoyable as well as incredibly informative.  We both appreciate Graham-Dixon's meticulous research and historically contextual additions to the story of the life of this brilliant and complex artist. A super book!
Bookish1KP More than 1 year ago
Very good read!
kpet More than 1 year ago
CARAVAGGIO is a detailed biography of an incrediable artist. His was a frantic existence, with an incrediable legacy. There are copies of most of his paintings, all of them described in the text. The author tries to dispell the rumors, and delivers the facts. A treat for art lovers, historians, and general readers. Caravaggio was an complex person, and his paintings show this. I recommend this to anyone, even to persons looking for a entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not going to appeal to the general public. Why make it so expensive for the Nook, especially the first edition Nook which doesn't show the pictures well?
carol jones More than 1 year ago
Why such a difference?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
why should I pay more to have it on the Nook, which is my property than it costs bo buy it hard cover... not likely. I'll read something else.