A trip to Italy may not in the budget for this holiday. But it’s okay, this vibrant book with its moving images will bring you there, circa the early Renaissance. Giotto, Second Edition by Francesca Flores d’Arcais is a vibrantly illustrated and expertly written book that accounts the founder of the Italian Renaissance, Giotto di Bondone’s paintings and frescos. This second edition also includes a discussion of the earthquake of September 29, 1997 that damaged the frescoes of the Roman Catholic Church and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, Italy.
I wrote to the publisher, Abbeville Press, that my readers would be very interested in this book and I would love a copy to do a giveaway for the holidays. I know you love free things, especially a hardcover, vibrant art book that would also make an impressive gift. Here are more details about the book:
Size: 11 1/4 x 13,
Cloth, 384 pages
350 illustrations, 200 in full color
Value is $135.00
To win a beautiful, brand new copy of Giotto, Second Edition by Francesca Flores d’Arcais:
In the comments section of this post, answer the question, “Have you ever seen Giotto’s work in person?” Maybe you saw something in his native Italy or at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
I’ll pick one winner, at random (using Random.com) and announce them on December 9th.
If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, would you please “follow” me for future giveaways and re-tweet this post to give others a chance to enter (not necessary to enter, just appreciated). Thanks!
About the Author:
Francesca Flores d’Arcais is Professor of Medieval and Modern Art History at the University of Verona, Italy, and an expert in Northern Italian painting.
All photos are from Giotto Second Edtion, copyright © 2012, published by Abbeville Press
This Giveaway is over. Thanks to everyone that participated! Check back for more in the future.