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ISBN13: 9780374309312
ISBN10: 0374309310
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A sparkling celebration of the pre-Renaissance master

Centuries ago, a shepherd boy drew pictures of his sheep in the sand and on stones. Today, everyone knows him as Giotto, the pre-Renaissance master whose magnificent frescoes illuminate the Church of St. Francis in Assisi and the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. In A Boy Named Giotto, Paolo Guarnieri tells a story of how young Giotto might have been apprenticed to the great master Cimabue and taught how to paint frescoes. In legendary fashion, Cimabue, as any other artist of the times might have done, realizes that the student has outdone the master and will subsequently find a permanent place of honor in the history of art. Bimba Landmann's stunning paintings, with highlights of glittering gilt, call to mind the work of Giotto but exude a style that is distinctly Landmann's own.

About the Author

Paolo Guarnieri is an art critic specializing in contemporary painters, and Bimba Landmann is the illustrator of prizewinning children's books, including Journey into the Blue Night. They are married and live in Milan, Italy.

Jonathan Galassi, who has translated the poems of Eugenio Montale, lives in New York City.

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Thomas, April 27, 2006 (view all comments by Thomas)
This is a beautifully illustrated and written book, celebrating the nearly universal urge children have to draw by telling the story of one "kid who made good" in medieval/Renaissance Italy. The artwork echoes Giotto, particularly the faces, but has a distinctive, spare charm of its own. Like the art, the writing is simple, and almost dreamlike. This book prompted us to see some of Giotto's work when we were in Florence.

PS: there's currently an unaccountable typo in the title. It's of course just "A boy named Giotto."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374309312
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Location:
New York :
Translator:
Galassi, Jonathan
Illustrator:
Landmann, Bimba
Author:
Guarnieri, Paolo
Author:
Galassi, Jonathan
Author:
Landmann, Bimba
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Art & Art Instruction
Subject:
Shepherds
Subject:
Giotto di bondone, 1266?-1337
Subject:
Italy Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Art
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19991021
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color pictures throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.38 x 8.75 in
Age Level:
05-09

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