The first systematic study of Raphael's impact on the theory, criticism, and practice of French art from the founding of the Academy to the Romantic period.
"This book is well written, thorough in its scholarship, and subtle in its interpretations."-Donald Kuspit, SUNY, Stony Brook
From ancient Greece to Renaissance Italy to the Modern period, the classical ideal, with its elusive goal of perfecting nature, has held a tenacious grip on Western culture. Nowhere has its hold on themore >>