The Resource Giotto : the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, edited by Giuseppe Basile ; texts by Giuseppe Basile, Francesca Flores d'Arcais ; photographs by Angelo Rubino

Giotto : the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, edited by Giuseppe Basile ; texts by Giuseppe Basile, Francesca Flores d'Arcais ; photographs by Angelo Rubino

Label
Giotto : the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua
Title
Giotto
Title remainder
the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua
Statement of responsibility
edited by Giuseppe Basile ; texts by Giuseppe Basile, Francesca Flores d'Arcais ; photographs by Angelo Rubino
Title variation
Frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"At the end of a program of restoration that lasted an incredibly short time, but for which preparations had been made down to the smallest detail over twenty years of scientific investigation, historical research, laboratory experimentation, essays, trials and monitoring, one of the most fundamental cornerstones and certainly the most dazzling incunabula of modern European painting has been reopened to the public." "Preceded by long and complex preparatory work on the building and the surroundings, the intervention of conservation on the mural decoration has made it possible to arrest the acceleration of the process of decay. This decay was chiefly the result of the combined action of damp and pollution, but had been further aggravated by the use of unsuitable restoration materials during the intervention carried out in the early sixties." "Once the problem that had prompted the decision to intervene on Giotto's cycle had been resolved, it was thought only proper to respond to the need to restore the paintings as much as possible to their original state." "The result has been to render the revolutionary spatial layout of the work more legible, along with the formal values through which Giotto expressed himself, in particular the quality of his coloring, something that is usually (and inexplicably) undervalued." "But several genuine discoveries have also emerged, such as his use of the technique required to make mock marble ("marmorino" or "Roman stucco") and of oil to "bind" the white lead, which as a consequence has not undergone any process of alteration. This has revealed, at an unparalleled (at least as far as our current knowledge is concerned), effects of sunlight or luminosity that it would be hard to regard as produced by chance."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1266?-1337
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giotto
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND623.G6
LC item number
G52 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Istituto centrale per il restauro (Italy)
  • Basile, Giuseppe
  • Flores d'Arcais, Francesca
  • Rubino, Angelo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cappella degli Scrovegni nell'Arena (Padua, Italy)
  • Giotto
  • Giotto
  • Cappella degli Scrovegni nell'Arena (Padua, Italy)
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian
  • Mural painting and decoration, Gothic
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • Cappella degli Scrovegni
  • Muurschilderingen
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • Mural painting and decoration, Gothic
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian
  • Muurschilderingen
  • Cappella degli Scrovegni
  • Gemälderestaurierung
  • Italy
  • Padua
Label
Giotto : the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, edited by Giuseppe Basile ; texts by Giuseppe Basile, Francesca Flores d'Arcais ; photographs by Angelo Rubino
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Giotto : gli affreschi della Cappella degli Scrovegni a Padova
  • "Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali. Istituto centrale per il restauro"--P. facing t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Giotto after the Restoration / Francesca Flores d'Arcais -- Giotto's pictorial cycle ; The Restoration / Giuseppe Basile -- Frescoes / entries by Valerio Da Gai
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9788884912527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50433938
  • (OCoLC)ocm50433938
Label
Giotto : the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, edited by Giuseppe Basile ; texts by Giuseppe Basile, Francesca Flores d'Arcais ; photographs by Angelo Rubino
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Giotto : gli affreschi della Cappella degli Scrovegni a Padova
  • "Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali. Istituto centrale per il restauro"--P. facing t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Giotto after the Restoration / Francesca Flores d'Arcais -- Giotto's pictorial cycle ; The Restoration / Giuseppe Basile -- Frescoes / entries by Valerio Da Gai
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9788884912527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50433938
  • (OCoLC)ocm50433938

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