FIRMO & FRANCESCA FRACASSI
Handsomely done book showcasing the work of Firmo Fracassi, a master engraver from Italy. Fracassi's creativity can appear very classical at first but closer inspection reveals a human sensitivity. His mastery of the bulino technique combined with the extreme detail makes his engravings appear three-dimensional and defy the imagination. Beautifully photographed and enlarged in black and white (and some color), his work will inspire future generations of artists and collectors. The book also covers the work of his daughter Francesca who worked with him. Oversized (12" x 9"). 236 pages with index.