Book cover depicting oil painting by Bellini of St Francis in the desert
In A New Light: Giovanni Bellini's "St. Francis in the Desert"

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In a New Light presents the collective findings of an unprecedented technical examination of St. Francis in the Desert, a masterpiece of Venetian Renaissance art that has inspired generations of visitors to the Frick Collection. A monograph of a single picture, the book comprises essays and technical studies by leading experts in the fields of paintings conservation, Venetian art, the history of collecting, and Franciscan thought.

"In some cases, a single work is a show in itself. The Frick Collection has such a star and has produced this superb book about it."
—Holland Cotter, New York Times 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2016)

“superbly designed, superabundantly illustrated, uncommonly well-written, and surprisingly affordable  . . . the book is exemplary . . . deserves a place on the library shelves of all scholars of Renaissance culture.”
—Paul Barolsky, Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 69, no. 1 (Spring 2016)

Read full review: Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 69, no. 1 (Spring 2016) University of Chicago Press Journals

Authors: Susannah Rutherglen and Charlotte Hale with a foreword by Keith Christiansen, contributions by Denise Allen, Michael F. Cusato, O.F.M., Anne-Marie Eze, with Raymond Carlson, and Joseph Godla, with the assistance of Katie Steiner

Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited

Hardcover, 9 1/4 x 11 in., 232 pages, 180 color illustrations
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