The definitive account of the life and work of one of the most influential of all artists.
“The best book ever written on Raphael.”Brian Sewell, Interiors
“A superbly illustrated and comprehensive survey. . . . The reproductions in color and in black and white add their own splendid testimony to Raphael’s achievement.”American Library Association Booklist
“It would not be possible within the space of a review to do justice to the variety of intelligent and stimulating observations which occur throughout the text, together with well-informed references to relevant background material.”Cecil Gould, Times Literary Supplement
“A marked success . . . in the authors’ line of inquiry, in their choice of material and in the form of its presentation.”Sylvia Ferino-Pagden, Burlington Magazine
“The new and dependable source for knowledge of the artist.”Lawrence Gowing, London Review of Books
“Strikes a nice balance between instruction and illustration.”Janet Malcolm, New Yorker
“An important contribution. . . It is also an excellent introduction to the career of Raphael for undergraduates. Graduates and faculty will find it a ready reference and a healthy stimulus.”Choice