(John T. Spike
Dominican friar Angelico was considered in his lifetime the greatest Italian painter of his generation. In an engaging new appraisal, art historian John Spike discusses how Angelico's painting reveals important artistic innovations. An extensive essay on the artist's life and work combined with large color plates make this volume an important reassessment of this important Florentine Renaissance painter. 220 illustrations; 70 in full color.
Masters of Italian Art Series
Fra Angelico at San Marco
Hood's masterful study persuasively reconstructs the link between the paintings and the institutional spirituality articulated in the order's liturgical habits and literary traditions.