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Basile, Giuseppe 1942-2013

Overview
Works: 90 works in 297 publications in 6 languages and 2,285 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  History  Art  Guidebooks  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Director, Collector, Honoree, Engraver
Classifications: ND623.G6, 759.5
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Most widely held works by Giuseppe Basile
Giotto, the Arena Chapel frescoes by Giotto( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These frescoes have always been seen as the starting point of Renaissance art, and are among its most famous masterpieces. In 1961-64 the paintings and their setting were cleaned and restored, but they are still threatened by dust from the surrounding streets, damp, movement of the building's structure, and chemical pollutants. As part of a continuing conservation campaign, between 1988 and 1991 they were thoroughly examined and recorded in minute detail
Giotto : the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua by Giotto( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the end of a program of restoration that lasted an incredibly short time, but for which preparations had been made down to the smallest detail over twenty years of scientific investigation, historical research, laboratory experimentation, essays, trials and monitoring, one of the most fundamental cornerstones and certainly the most dazzling incunabula of modern European painting has been reopened to the public." "Preceded by long and complex preparatory work on the building and the surroundings, the intervention of conservation on the mural decoration has made it possible to arrest the acceleration of the process of decay. This decay was chiefly the result of the combined action of damp and pollution, but had been further aggravated by the use of unsuitable restoration materials during the intervention carried out in the early sixties." "Once the problem that had prompted the decision to intervene on Giotto's cycle had been resolved, it was thought only proper to respond to the need to restore the paintings as much as possible to their original state." "The result has been to render the revolutionary spatial layout of the work more legible, along with the formal values through which Giotto expressed himself, in particular the quality of his coloring, something that is usually (and inexplicably) undervalued." "But several genuine discoveries have also emerged, such as his use of the technique required to make mock marble ("marmorino" or "Roman stucco") and of oil to "bind" the white lead, which as a consequence has not undergone any process of alteration. This has revealed, at an unparalleled (at least as far as our current knowledge is concerned), effects of sunlight or luminosity that it would be hard to regard as produced by chance."--Jacket
Theory of restoration by Cesare Brandi( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giotto, la cappella degli Scrovegni by Giotto( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il cantiere pittorico della Basilica superiore di San Francesco in Assisi( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giotto by Francesca Flores d'Arcais( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in Italian and French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decorata da Giotto fra il 1303 e il 1305 con affreschi di straordinaria bellezza, la Cappella degli Scrovegni è stata recentemente restaurata e restituita al pubblico. La cappella si presenta come un grande vano a navata unica, interamente rivestita di affreschi e coperta da una solenne volta a botte blu oltremarino trapunta di stelle; opposta all'ingresso, nell'absidiola dietro l'altare, è collocata la tomba del fondatore Enrico degli Scrovegni. Il complesso ciclo di affreschi narra, su registri sovrapposti, gli Episodi della vita di Cristo, partendo dagli eventi precedenti (le Storie di Gioacchino e Anna, genitori di Maria) fino alle storie della passione, morte e resurrezione di Cristo, per concludersi con il monumentale Giudizio Universale della controfacciata e la serie dei Vizi e delle Virtù che decora lo zoccolo delle pareti laterali. Curato da Giuseppe Basile (direttore dei restauri) e corredato da un contributo storico-critico di Francesca d'Arcais, il volume riassume i risultati del lungo e complesso restauro dell'opera di Giotto e presenta - nella tradizione dei Grandi Libri Skira - un apparato iconografico di grande effetto e di grande spettacolarità visiva, affidata soprattutto alla riproduzione di numerosi particolari fino in scala 1:1, riprodotti a piena e doppia pagina
Giotto nella Cappella Scrovegni : materiali per la tecnica pittorica : studi e ricerche dell'Istituto centrale per il restauro = Giotto in the Scrovegni Chapel : materials used in the painting technique : studies and research by Istituto centrale per il restauro by Istituto centrale per il restauro (Italy)( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in Italian and Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "complete mapping not only of the 'giornate' (day's work) but also of the diverse painting techniques employed."--P. xi
Giotto com'era : il colore perduto delle Storie di San Francesco nella Basilica di Assisi( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Giganti di Palazzo Te by Carlo Belfanti( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo: l'ultima cena : indagini, ricerche, restauro( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il restauro della Cappella degli Scrovegni : indagini, progetto, risultati( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM ... "contains 750 photos, 660 tables of graphic mapping covering 2,100 subjects relating to preservation and previous restoration work."--Inside back cover
La Chapelle des Scrovegni by Giotto( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il pensiero di Cesare Brandi dalla teoria alla pratica : a 100 anni dalla nascita di Cesare Brandi : atti dei seminari di München, Hildesheim, Valencia, Lisboa, London, Warszawa, Bruxelles, Paris by Il pensiero di Cesare Brandi dalla teoria alla pratica( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cesare Brandi la restauration : méthode et études de cas by Cesare Brandi( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restauri in San Francesco ad Assisi : il cantiere dell'utopia : studi, ricerche e interventi sui dipinti murali e sulle vetrate dopo il sisma del 26 settembre 1997 by Giuseppe Basile( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Che cos'è il restauro by Giuseppe Basile( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longhi-Brandi : convergenze, divergenze : atti dell'incontro di studio presso la Fondazione Longhi, Firenze, 27 maggio 2008( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giotto : la Cappella degli Scrovegni a Padova by Anna Maria Spiazzi( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Leben des Franz von Assisi in Fresken von Giotto by Giotto( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pittura a fresco : tecniche esecutive, cause di degrado, restauro : mostra didattica( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Giotto, the Arena Chapel frescoes
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Giotto : the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua
Alternative Names
Basile, Giuseppe

Basile, Giuseppe, 1942-

Giuseppe Basile Italiaans kunstcriticus (1942-2013)

Giuseppe Basile Italian art critic and essayist

Giuseppe Basile italienischer Kunstkritiker und Essayist

Giuseppe Basile storico dell'arte, critico d'arte e saggista italiano

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