The Paintings and Frescoes, 1250-1743

Ross King, Anja Grebe


This is the most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence ever undertaken, with more than 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches-produced in the same manner as Black Dog & Leventhal's The Louvre and The Vatican.

 Every painted work that is on display in the Uffizi Gallery, The Pitti Palace, the Accademia, and the Duomo is included in the book, plus many or most of the works from 28 of the city's other magnificent museums and churches. The research and text are by best-selling author Ross King, Anja Grebe (author or The Louvre and The Vatican), Cristina Acidini (former Superintendent of the public museums of Florence) and Msgr. Timothy Verdon (Director of the artworks for the Archdiocese of Florence).

All the great Italian masters of the Renaissance are included: Giotto, Fra Angelico, Masaccio, Uccello, Botticelli, Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Botticelli, and more--500 artists in all. The book includes to removable poster maps of Florence, the birthplace of our modern concept of art and the annual destination of more than 10 million art-loving tourists.

Ross King is the author of the bestselling Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, as well as the novels Ex-Libris and Domino. He lives in England, near Oxford. 

 Anja Grebe teaches art history at University of Frieburg. She has published extensively on medieval and modern art history and is one of the authors of The Louvre: All the Paintings and The Vatican: All the Paintings. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.

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