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1693 1ST EDITION PERSPECTIVA PICTORUM ET ARCHITECTORUM BY ANDREA PUTEI XTR.RARE
1693 1ST EDITION PERSPECTIVA PICTORUM ET ARCHITECTORUM BY ANDREA PUTEI (POZZO) XTR.RARE DESCRIPTION: Offered to you is this rare and much sought after 17th century unique first edition book PERSPECTIVA PICTORUM ET ARCHITECTORUM written by the notorious baroque artist, architect, decorator, Jesuit and scientist ANDREA PUTEI. The book was issued in 1693 and is over 300 years old. It is a bilingual book in Latin and Italian. This is considered the most expensive, cornerstone work about architecture due to the exceptional quality and quantity of the artwork inside. Andrea Putei (Pozzo) is considered the founding father of perspective in architectural drawing. This book has served as a must have reference for architects and artist till today. Truly a masterpiece. The covers are made of polished calf leather with raised detail and golden lettering. Pages are made of handmade, watermarked paper, typical of the period. Specimens of this book are in the Paul Getti Museum, Lion library and few other major establishments but this is the only first edition currently being offered for sale. There are 101 copperplate lithographs inside of exceptional quality. Just some of the pages with lithographs, from a damaged book, have been selling for $100+ per picture. Pozzo was best known for his grandiose frescoes using illusionistic technique called quadratura, in which architecture and fancy are intermixed. His masterpiece is the nave ceiling of the Church of Sant'Ignazio in Rome. Through his techniques, he has become one of the most remarkable figures of the Baroque period. He is also noted … [Click Below for Full Description]
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