München: Hirmer Verlag GmbH, 2016. Folio. 304 pages. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs. Pictorial boards. A near-fine copy with bump on top left corner. Item #405457
FIRST EDITION. "Antonio Tempesta (circa 1555-1630) is considered to have been one of the most important artists to paint on stone. Taking into account the natural appearance of the "canvas," he created paintings in which nature and art complement one another and are joined to form an aesthetic unit. This publication is the first to explore Tempesta's works on stone with reference to theological and mineralogical writings of the sixteenth and seventeenth century, positioning them within the context of contemporary collection and scientific history" (the publisher).