This major scholarly catalogue is the most substantial text on Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440–1491) ever produced. Contributions from renowned international scholars bring into focus the sculptor’s unique position at the heart of the artistic and political landscape of Medici Florence. Bertoldo’s working method is especially considered, tracing his artworks from concept to design to production, across media, and, often, involving collaboration with other well-known artists. The statues, reliefs, medals, statuettes, and frieze attributed to Bertoldo demonstrate the artist’s ingenuity, as well as his essential role in the development of Italian sculpture between the Early and High Renaissance.
“The exhibition’s impressive catalogue is the most comprehensive publication on Bertoldo di Giovanni to date. . . . The curators and contributors have done a great service for scholars of early Renaissance sculpture.”
—Victoria H. Ehrlich, Burlington Magazine, December 2019
“A revelatory show . . . whose small bronze statues and relief sculptures really do have a wild, untamed quality to them.”
—Ingrid D. Rowland, New York Review of Books, December 2019
Authors: Aimee Ng, Alexander J. Noelle, and Xavier F. Salomon, with contributions by Peter Jonathan Bell, Lorenz Böninger, Francesco Caglioti, Stefano Casciu, Ilaria Ciseri, Maria Grazia Cordua, Julia Day, James David Draper, Caroline Elam, Scott Nethersole, Neville Rowley, and Peter Stiberc
Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited
Hardcover, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., 496 pages, 299 color illustrations