Nicholas Penny, 9 October 1986
Show More Pictures and Punishment: Art and Criminal Prosecution during the Florentine Renaissance by Samuel Edgerton.
Cornell, 243 pp., $39.50, March 1985, 0 8014 1705 8Show More
Images of Man and Death by Philippe Ariès, translated by Janet Lloyd.
Harvard, 271 pp., £19.95, October 1985, 0 674 44410 8Show More
Fingerprints of the Artists: European Terra-Cotta Sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections by Charles Avery and Alastair Laing.
Harvard, 298 pp., £127.50, September 1981, 0 674 30203 6Show More
“... a few specific types of painting in a few centres in Italy. Images of Man and Death, by the late Philippe Ariès, is a book of far greater scope, a sort of visual supplement to his celebrated L’Homme devant la Mort, surveying the whole of Western civilisation (which, viewed in detail, turns out, more often than not, to be French civilisation). ...”