Builders and humanists : the Renaissance popes as patrons of the arts (catalogue of an exhibition organised by the Art Department, University of St Thomas, Houston, TX, March-May 1966)
Houston, University of St Thomas, 1966
(23 cm), 363 (1) pp., illustrations, 1 folded plate. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A widely-sourced loan exhibition (66 lenders are listed). An introductory essay, “The Golden Age of the Renaissance”, by Raymond Marcel, is followed by a “Catalogue of paintings, drawings, sculptures, objects, medals, coins, seals, engravings, and etchings” (pp.51-198, texts by A. Hyatt Mayor), and “Catalogue of books and manuscripts” (pp.199-344, texts by Louis S. Greenbaum). The books were chosen with great care, and are well-described. ¶ Inscribed by Dominique de Menil (1908-1997) to the New Yorker critic Brendan Gill (1914-1997), October 1967. Very good copy.