Holiday Giveaway! Giotto Art Book

November 28, 2012 Book ReviewsGiveaways

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
Published 2012
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 and announce them on December 9th.

Good luck! But if you don’t win this time, you can always get the book directly from Abbeville Press here or at Amazon

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.

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  1. Kim 12.4.2012

    I’ve never seen it in person!

  2. deanna 12.4.2012

    I went to Florence this summer and saw some of his work

    • MuseumChick 12.5.2012

      Hi Deanna- Florence in the summer sounds like such fun!

  3. Elizabeth 12.4.2012

    I was able to view some of the Giottos in person when I traveled in Italy in college. They were breathtaking.

  4. Karrin 12.4.2012

    I have never seen this artwork before. I do like learning about art.

  5. Alicia S. 12.4.2012

    My husband and I honeymooned in Assisi, so we have seen Giottos in person. :)

    • MuseumChick 12.4.2012

      Hi Alicia- Sounds like such a romantic place to honeymoon and how lucky to see his work in person! Thanks for your comment.

  6. gigi 12.4.2012

    I don’t believe I have, but I know that some of his pieces are currently at the Getty Museum in L.A. as part of their Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance exhibit!

    • MuseumChick 12.4.2012

      Hi Gigi- Thanks for the information! I had no idea they were doing an Renaissance exhibit now. I’ve been wanting to visit the Getty Museum one day but have not had the opportunity yet. Thanks for your comment.

  7. Jim Lipscomb 12.4.2012

    I have never had the opportunity to see his works in person. What an incredible prize!

  8. Kelsi 12.4.2012

    No, I haven’t but would love to.

  9. Mandy B 12.4.2012

    I have not seen his work in person. My mother and father however were lucky enough to view his art on their trip to Italy! This would be a great gift for them to help remind them of their amazing trip to the region and the beutiful artwork they saw! :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    • MuseumChick 12.4.2012

      Hi Mandy- How special that they were able to take a trip to Italy and see his work in person! Thank you for your comment and good luck!

  10. Amber Laughard 12.4.2012

    No but I would love to

  11. Matt 12.4.2012

    Have never seen this artist before but the artwork is great.

  12. michelle gilliam 12.4.2012

    No I have not. But the book looks beautiful.

  13. Daraya 12.4.2012

    I have not seen his artwork in person, but I would love to! :)

  14. Heather 12.4.2012

    I haven’t but I want to!

  15. Brittany Boardley Renaldi 12.4.2012

    No, but I would love to see it!

  16. laurie brown 12.4.2012

    I have not seen in person

  17. Sara McManaway 12.4.2012

    Wow! No, I wish I could say I’ve seen the works in person! I’ve never been blessed with the opportunity.

    • MuseumChick 12.4.2012

      Hi Sara- I hope you get the opportunity too! It’s very special and such be experienced! Thanks for your comment

  18. Mandy Haynes 12.3.2012

    No I have not seen his work in person, but I am jealous of those that have.

  19. Rachelle 12.3.2012

    No, I haven’t seen any of his work in person.

  20. Marcia Goss 12.3.2012

    Yes, I was fortunate enough to see some of his work in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy about 14 years ago.

    • MuseumChick 12.3.2012

      Hi Marcia- Wow, to see his work in Italy must be such a moving experience! Thanks for your comment

  21. Kathlyne 12.3.2012

    I may have seen his work in person, but I’m not sure. I’ve been to so many museums….

  22. Lindsay 12.3.2012

    Unfortunately not.

  23. Marti Booker 12.3.2012

    No, I haven’t seen any of his work in person, but how glorious it looks!

  24. beyond 12.2.2012

    yes! at the met in nyc. what a wonderful artist.

  25. Eli m 12.2.2012

    Yes, in Assis, it was a wonderful expirience

  26. Julika 12.1.2012

    It’s a shame to admit as an aspiring art historian, but I think I have never seen anything of Giotto in person… Maybe I have, but unaware – and that would be even more embarrassing! But I’m already dreaming about going to Italy next year :)

    • MuseumChick 12.4.2012

      Hi Julika- You’re very funny, but don’t be embarrassed. I studied museum studies and I can’t keep straight all the art I’ve seen either. So much- it’s impossible to remember it all!

  27. Julie B. 12.1.2012

    I have never seen Giotto’s work in person, but would love to someday. I love going to museums, going to the Met in NY is a dream. Would love to browse this and imagine I’m seeing the gorgeous art in person.

    • MuseumChick 12.4.2012

      Hi Julie- I hope you get to the Met one day! Where do you live?

  28. Wendy Hatton 12.1.2012

    I have never seen any in person. How fabulous it would be to see the real thing.

  29. rose 12.1.2012

    Honestly, I am not sure if I have. They look very familiar, and are so beautiful! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

  30. claire 12.1.2012

    I have never seen Giotto’s work in person. One day I would love to take my mom to Italy and we could see it together.

    • MuseumChick 12.3.2012

      Hi Claire- A mom and daughter trip to Italy sounds so nice! I hope you get to do it. Thanks for your comment

  31. Kathleen 11.30.2012

    I studied Italian art in college… Love the photos!

  32. joka 11.30.2012

    this is a great art book
    I am ion :)

  33. Michelle Cox 11.30.2012

    I have never seen Giotto’s work in person but would love to! I need to visit the MET soon!

    • MuseumChick 11.30.2012

      I’ll go with you! We can bring the boys.

  34. Serena Powell 11.30.2012

    I have no had the opportunity to see his works in person but I hope to some day.

  35. Debie Grace 11.30.2012

    I’m from the Philippines and I haven’t been out of the country but I have seen some of his works in the library. =)

    • MuseumChick 11.30.2012

      Hi Debie- Thanks for your comment from the Philippines! I hope to visit there one day.

  36. Lauren 11.29.2012

    I have not seen his work in person. Sounds like a beautiful book though.

  37. Andi 11.29.2012

    I haven’t had the pleasure, but I would LOVE to!

    • MuseumChick 11.30.2012

      Andi, I’m shocked! With all your amazing trips to Italy! Next time…

  38. Emelina Hagerskans 11.29.2012

    Unfortunately I haven’t yet, but I would love to!
    This giveaway is wonderful, so nice to see something so special as this book as a price.

    • MuseumChick 11.29.2012

      Hi Emelina- I’m glad you like the giveaway! Thanks for your comment

  39. Claire 11.29.2012

    I have not.

  40. Wehaf 11.29.2012

    I’ve never seen any of his works in person, but I hope to someday.

    • Norci 12.21.2012

      Milan has some great attractions (La Scala and the Basilica are amnazig), but really, it’s a very industrialized city. I’ve been to Italy about 5 times now and my favorite province is Tuscany. If you stay in Florence, it’s very easy to go to the neighboring towns like Pisa, Siena, Lucca and of course the cinqueterre. Check it out.

  41. jennifer 11.29.2012

    i was never blessed enough to see his work in personal. i can only imagine how amazing it would be. i love his work :)

    • MuseumChick 11.29.2012

      Hi Jennifer- What museums are close to? Maybe his work is there? I can check for you.

  42. evamarie c 11.29.2012

    I loved the artwork of Giotto when I visited Florence four years ago! I will never forget that trip because it was wonderful. One of the many highlights was walking up the Campanile di Giotto! Thank you for the chance.

    • MuseumChick 11.29.2012

      Hi EveMarie-Florence sounds fantastic! I hope to get the chance to go one day also. It’s top of my list! Thanks for your comment.

  43. Marija 11.29.2012

    I haven’t seen any in person but I would absolutely love the chance to!

    • MuseumChick 11.29.2012

      Hi Marija- Oh, you should! What city are you by? Maybe there is a museum with his work? I can check for you.

  44. Dave Sherman 11.29.2012

    I saw Giotto at the Met in NYC. His work is passionate and beautiful.

  45. Clif de Raita 11.29.2012

    Love Art of all kinds and especially Italian! Giotto’s work is truly inspiring and brings back fond memories of my travels throughout the museums of Italy!

  46. Helen Price 11.29.2012

    I’ve never seen any of his work in person but hope to when I go to Italy next year.

    • MuseumChick 11.29.2012

      Hi Helen- I hope you get to go! Do you know what area? Thanks for your comment.

      • Helen Price 11.30.2012

        Me, my boyfriend and three friends are doing a week in Rome and a week in Naples. I believe he has some pieces in Naples and something in the Vatican museum. There is_so_much we want to see though, we could be there twice as long and still not see it all!

  47. Ashley Newcomb 11.29.2012

    At the met, and LOVE his work! One of my favorite periods.

  48. Rachel marigliano 11.29.2012

    I have never seen Giotto’s work in person. Beautiful paintings that capture spirituality and religion.

    • MuseumChick 11.29.2012

      Hi Rachel! I think the same- maybe there is a museum close to you that has his work. Thanks for your comment!

  49. Randi 11.29.2012

    No, I have not seen any in person.

  50. Carole Perry 11.29.2012

    Giotto in the Louvre!:)

    • MuseumChick 11.29.2012

      Hi Carole! Yes- the Stigmata of St. Francis. I miss the Louvre