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 BD&L's The Louvre and The Vatican.
Focuses on early Medieval art. This title features over two hundred rare early medieval gold and precious stonework objects, including brooches, buckles, shields, clasps, spoons and other "grave goods," that were interred as status symbols with their owners in burials mounds across Europe.
Early Celtic art, originating in the fifth century BC in central Europe, was already seven or eight centuries old when it was last traced in the pagan, prehistoric world. This volume presents the art of the prehistoric Celtic peoples, the first great contribution of the barbarians to European arts.