The Eye

by Philippe Costamagna
The Eye
  • ISBN-13: 9781939931580
  • Author(s): Philippe Costamagna
  • Translated by: Frank Wynne
  • Subject: History of art / art & design styles
  • Publisher: New Vessel Press
  • Imprint: New Vessel Press
  • Publication Date: 16-08-2018
  • Format: h/b

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£20.00
The Eye lifts the veil on the rarefied world of connoisseurs devoted to the authentication and discovery of Old Master art works. This is an art adventure story and a memoir all in one, written by a leading expert on the Renaissance whose metier is a high-stakes detective game involving massive amounts of money and frenetic activity in the service of the art market and scholarship alike. It's also an eloquent argument for the enduring value of visual creativity, told with passion, brilliance and surprising candour.
About the book

The Eye lifts the veil on the rarefied world of connoisseurs devoted to the authentication and discovery of Old Master art works. This is an art adventure story and a memoir all in one, written by a leading expert on the Renaissance whose metier is a high-stakes detective game involving massive amounts of money and frenetic activity in the service of the art market and scholarship alike. It's also an eloquent argument for the enduring value of visual creativity, told with passion, brilliance and surprising candour.