A luxurious and comprehensive guide to Sandro Botticelli's complete paintings with over two hundred full-colour, full-page illustrations, this opulent celebration of the life and art of the Renaissance genius is not only a magnificent collector's edition but is certain to become the standard work on the artist for many years to come. Botticelli is one of the most beloved figures of the Renaissance period and his seductive "Venus" and graceful "Primavera" are among the world's most recognisable works of art. This large-format catalogue raisonne of his paintings by the distinguished art historian Frank Zollner stands out for its meticulous scholarship and breathtaking illustrations. Presented in chronological order, the author lends his profound insight to the facts of Botticelli's life and career, which he sets against the background of the artistic upheaval of the period. The artist's re-interpretations of ancient myths, as well as his religious paintings are explored thoughtfully in this sumptuously illustrated and thoroughly up-to-date study that will please scholars and delight lovers of fine books alike.