Synopses & Reviews
Heinrich Wolfflin was a pioneering critic who introduced new and rigorous methods of formal analysis into the study of art. Classic Art, first published in 1899, is itself a classic that has exercised a profound influence on the way people have looked at and thought about art. As an appraisal of the great artists of the Renaissance it can hardly be surpassed. Once again available in its elegant original format, it is an indispensable addition to every library of art books.
This is a new, enlarged edition of Wolfflin's work on some of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance: Leonardo; Michelangelo; Raphael; Fra Bartolommeo; Andrea del Sarto. It concludes with an exposition of the guiding principles of High Renaissance art.