Book Series VISTAS, vol. 1

The Sculpture of Tullio Lombardo

Anne Markham Schulz

  • Pages: 463 p.
  • Size:225 x 300 mm
  • Illustrations:339 b/w
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2014

  • ISBN: 978-1-909400-17-7
  • Hardback
  • Available

This book was shortlisted for the 2015 Book of the Year Award of Apollo Magazine.


"The Sculpture of Tullio Lombardo represents a wonderful beginning to what promises to be a revelatory series of publications." (David Ekserdjian, in: Apollo, March 2015, p. 210-211)

"A formidable photographic campaign has produced sumptuous black-and-white photographs and revealing close-up details (...). A much-needed and thoughtful overview of an outstanding artist." (D. Pincus, in: Choice, May 2015, Vol. 52, No. 9)

"Markham Schulz's authoritative book brings out the superlative quality of Tullio's sculpture, which can be further savoured in the website. Although a fex colour photographs would have been welcome, the book is not only informative, exacting and scholarly, but also visually stunning." (Deborah Howard, in: Church Monuments 30, 2015, p. 222-223)

This book was shortlisted for the 2015 Book of the Year Award of Apollo Magazine.

“(…) approfondita monografia sulla scultura di Tullio Lombardo (…) apre la strada a una nuova collana” (Serena Franzon, sul Santo, LVI, 2016, p. 309)

“For the educated reader Markham Schulz’s book will be of immense value, while the uninitiated will take great delight in looking at the excellent illustrations.” (Claudia Kryza-Gersch, in The Burlington Magazine, 68, 2016, p. 907)

“(…) it is a prodigious contribution to the literature and a grand first entry into the VISTAS series” (Piers Britton, in the Sixteenth Century Journal, XLVII/4, 2016, p. 1039)


Educated in the History of Art at Radcliffe College, Harvard University, and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, Anne Markham Schulz has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Brown University, and the Università Federico II at Naples.


In the first book ever devoted to the sculpture of Venice’s most famous Renaissance marble carver, Markham Schulz integrates all biographical data from primary and secondary sources and criticism of every epoch, with her own first-hand study of Tullio’s work over the course of forty years, to create a comprehensive picture of Tullio’s sculpture - its characteristics and iconography, its sources, development, and influence - within the context of Renaissance Venetian art. At the same time, she explores Tullio’s relations to his father Pietro and his brother Antonio, both renowned sculptors in their own right. The text is accompanied by 339 newly made and largely full-page illustrations, many of sculptures which, on account of their height and inaccessibility, have never been photographed before. Thus, every detail of the author’s meticulous and pellucid analyses is made manifest to the reader by illustrations, which not only meet the most exacting standards for the photography of sculpture, but also provide a treasury of gorgeous images.



Chapter 1-Tullio's Critical Fortune

Chapter 2- Inscriptions, Documents, and Sources

Chapter 3-The Style of Tullio's Sculpture and His Early Works

Chapter 4-The Tomb of Doge Andrea Vendramin

Chapter 5-In the Wake of the Vendramin Tomb: Tullio's Sculpture at the End of the Fifteenth and the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century

Chapter 6-Tullio's Late Works

Chapter 7-Conclusion

Bibliography-List of illustrations-Illustrations-Index