Titian: His Life (Hardcover)

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The first definitive biography of the master painter in more than a century, Titian: His Life is being hailed as a "landmark achievement" for critically acclaimed author Sheila Hale (Publishers Weekly). Brilliant in its interpretation of the 16th-century master's paintings, this monumental biography of Titian draws on contemporary accounts and recent art historical research and scholarship, some of it previously unpublished, providing an unparalleled portrait of the artist, as well as a fascinating rendering of Venice as a center of culture, commerce, and power. Sheila Hale's Titian is destined to be this century's authoritative text on the life of greatest painter of the Italian High Renaissance.

Praise For…

“Impressive…entertaining…a feat of research…crammed with new or expanded or rethought information about this stubbornly mysterious giant”
-Sunday Times (London)

“A magnificent new biography…The elegance and energy of her narrative, together with a born biographer’s eye for detail, make…[this] eminently readable and profoundly authentic…”
-Jonathan Keates, Literary Review

“Impressive…entertaining…a feat of research…crammed with new or expanded or rethought information about this stubbornly mysterious giant”
-Waldemar Januszczak, Sunday Times (London)

“An engrossing new biography…a portrait of Titian in his time…which should endure as the standard Life for the next century”
-Financial Times

“An exceptional biography of Titian…a superb portrait of the artist-an example of measured scholarship, judicious opinion, and telling framing detail”
-The Guardian

“Hale provides subtle insights into Titian’s enigmatic last paintings…A scrupulous and exhaustive account that is informed by the latest scholarship, but admirably free of academic cant.”
-Daily Telegraph (London)

“It all makes for compelling reading…enriched by vivid anecdotes and gossipy snippets”
-Fisun Güner, Independent

“Scholarly, erudite, panoramic, endlessly inquisitive and as clear as can be”
-Craig Brown, The Mail

“Titian stands out among his peers as Shakespeare does among writers, and Sheila Hale’s authoritative and readable book is more than worthy of her subject.”
-The Economist

“This definitive biography of the great Renaissance painter in over a century is a landmark achievement.”
-Publishers Weekly, "Top 10 in Art and Architecture"

“An excellent biography…Hale’s thorough research, judicious examination of evidence, lucid narrative style, and perceptive and illuminating interpretations of the major works are worthy of her great subject.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“In this monumental book, Hale sets forth what may become the definitive biography of Tiziano Vecellio (c.1480-1576), better known as Titian. . . . This impressive, ambitious, scholarly, interdisciplinary . . . book straddles academic disciplines, including art history, history, and literature. Strongly recommended.”
-Library Journal (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060598761
ISBN-10: 006059876X
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: November 20th, 2012
Pages: 832
Language: English