The Deluge, The Plague: Paolo Uccello, Schefer, English Text, Fine w/DJ

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The Deluge, The Plague: Paolo Uccello
Jean Louis Schefer, Tom Conley (Translator and Introduction), and Stephen Bann (Foreword)
The University of Michigan Press
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Notes: A Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, First English-language Edition?, First Printing?, 8vo, 9" x 5 1/2." 1995 or 1998 (First English-language Edition, First Printing if 1995). Black cloth-covered boards in a teal paper-covered dust jacket. White lettering on front panel and dust jacket spine. Light blue-foil lettering on book spine. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has light age toning, else pristine and intact. Pages pristine and intact. Black-and-white illustrations included. 144 pp., including illustrations. English translation of Jean Louis Schefer's essay about Paolo Uccello's fresco depicting the Biblical flood in the Florentine church, Santa Maria Novella. Translated from the French with an Introduction by Tom Conley. Foreword by Stephen Bann. Excerpt from front flap: "In _The Deluge, The Plague_, Paolo Uccello's great fresco becomes the site for Jean Louis Schefer's rich investigation of the ways a viewer is impelled to read historical paintings. In this essay first published in France in 1976, Europe's leading cultural critic offers reflections on the condition of memory and images in the Florentine Renaissance; the relation of perspective to the representation of the body in space and time; the profanation of the Eucharist and thus of images and law; the investment of language into the material of painting; and the shapes that defy figuration in Western traditions of painting." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.