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Bernard Palissy [Hardcover] Leonard Amico

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Bernard Palissy [Hardcover] Leonard Amico
Flammarion, 1996. Hardcover. As new fine/fine dust jacket.

Today regarded as the most innovative and original ceramist of the French Renaissance, Bernard Palissy is an artist whose true significance is only now being brought to light through new scholarship. He was both a favorite artist of the Catholic Valois kings of France and a fervent Protestant who was often persecuted for his beliefs. He was a fine draftsman who approached his botanical and animal subjects with scientific precision, yet was capable of burning all his furniture to heat his kiln to previously unattained temperatures. The text, which includes the author's own scholarship, is illustrated with more than 200 color and black and white plates and figures, offering a rich sampling of Palissy's works and revealing his profound influence on the development of the period's distinctive rustic style, with its strange bestiary of reptiles,

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