Corpus of Early Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Hardback)
Conceived in 1993 by Professor Bruce Cole of Indiana University and the late Professor Andrew Ladis of the University of Georgia, the goal of the Corpus of Early Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections is to profile and illustrate every Italian Renaissance painting dated between 1250 and 1500 in museums and galleries across the continent. The South is the first in the series of Corpus catalogues to be published and covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Puerto Rico, neatly balancing comprehensiveness and concision under the careful hand of author Perri Lee Roberts of the University of Miami. Three volumes' worth of entries provide full information, bibliography and scholarly commentary on each work of art, all of which are illustrated, vastly expanding the resource base of curators, students and educators. Neatly packaged in a slipcase, the work is a major accomplishment and an essential reference for those in the field.