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In the Kitchen of Art

Selected Essays and Criticism, 2003-20

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Hardcover / 240 pages
ISBN: 9781641771955
Available: 4/20/2021

In the Kitchen of Art
Selected Essays and Criticism, 2003-20

Deeply learned, and with a style all his own, Marco Grassi is as at home with Duccio as he is with Norton Simon; Bronzino as with Bernard Berenson; a painting on his desk as with a Last Supper in Florence’s Basilica of Santa Croce. In the Kitchen of Art selects the art conservator and dealer’s most memorable contributions to The New Criterion over a span of nearly twenty years. Beginning with a previously unpublished memoir of his own Florentine upbringing, and continuing with in-depth critical discussions of the greats of Italian art along with recollections of the grandest collectors of the twentieth century, this book shows the art world in the round.

About the Author

Marco Grassi, of a Florentine family long active as collectors, dealers, and scholars of Renaissance art, completed undergraduate studies at Princeton. After military service, he trained as a fine arts conservator at the Uffizi in Florence, as well as in Rome and Zürich.

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