Softcover. Bloomington IN, Indiana University Press/Electa , 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 253 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Softcover in excellent, clean condition. Domenico Tiepolo, 1727-1804, the son of Giambattista, left a corpus of drawings which show him to be one of the talented Venetian artists of the 18th century. 176 drawings plus many photographs of details and of paintings.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press , 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 186 pages, 170 illustrations in color and b&w. An analysis of the spatial aesthetics of the work of Italian painter Giovanni Battista. Tiepolo. Alpers and Baxandall locate distinctive modes of Tiepolo's representation of the world and human action; follow his process of invention from first pen drawings, through small oil sketches, to great frescoes; and analyse his best and biggest painting, the Four Continents in the Stairway Hall of the Prince-Bishop's Residence at Wurzburg, illustrated with photographs specially taken for the book. The topics taken up include: painting's resistance to enacted narrative drama, its engagement with indeterminacies and repetitions, the senses in which a painter may 'perform' both past art and himself, the constructive roles of gestural drawing, exploitation of shifts of scale between design and finished work, dialogue between the changing natural site lighting and in-picture lighting, contributions made by the beholder's own mobility, the expressive scope of tensions between two and three dimensions, the deep rationale of rococo formal structure, and the sources of the moral force of pictures without an explicit moral.
Hardcover. US, Rizzoli, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 110 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Light shelf-wear to boards, else a clean, tight copy. Valentino: Master of Couture is an exhibition at the Somerset House co-organized by Valentino himself, who selected over 130 dresses for the exhibition. The book focues as much on Valentino and his glamorous lifestyle as it does on his legendary dressmaking techniques and atelier.