The Enigma of Piero

The Enigma of Piero:Piero della Francesca

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The vivid portrait of Piero della Francesca in a new edition

Sifting the available evidence, Carlo Ginzburg builds up a vivid portrait of Piero della Francesca’s patrons and convincingly explains the contemporary intrigues resonant in his painting. This new edition, extensively illustrated, includes additional material by Ginzburg dealing with the work of Roberto Longhi, the dating of the Arezzo Cycle, and the rediscovery of della Francesca in the twentieth century.


  • The persuasiveness of his brilliant chain of argument is such that, in the end, the conclusions seem as firm as if based on first-hand documents.

    The Times
  • An excellent translation of a brilliant and stimulating thesis, well-produced and richly illustrated.

    Hugh Trevor-RoperThe Listener
  • A cerebral detective story that uncovers the still pertinent bond between power and art.

    The Village Voice