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Fra Angelico the San Marco frescoes by Paolo Morachiello

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Published by Thames and Hudson in New York .
Written in English



  • Italy,
  • Florence.


  • Angelico, fra, ca. 1400-1455 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Jesus Christ -- Art.,
  • Museo di San Marco.,
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy -- Florence.,
  • Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy -- Florence.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesSan Marco frescoes
StatementPaolo Morachiello ; [translated from the Italian ... by Eleanor Daunt].
ContributionsAngelico, fra, ca. 1400-1455., Museo di San Marco.
LC ClassificationsND623.F5 M613 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination344 p. :
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1013815M
ISBN 100500237298
LC Control Number96060330

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