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Michael David Kighley Baxandall, FBA (August 18, 1933 — August 12, 2008) was a prominent British-born art historian and a professor emeritus of Art History at University of California, Berkeley. He taught at the Warburg Institute, University of London, and worked as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Baxandall was born in Cardiff, the only son of David Baxandall, a curator who was at one time director of the National Gallery of Scotland. He went to Manchester Grammar School and studied English at Downing College, Cambridge, where he was taught by F. R. Leavis. In 1955 he departed for the Continent. He spent a year at Pavia University (1955—56), then taught at an international school in St. Gallen in Switzerland (1956—57), and finally went to Munich to hear the art historian Hans Sedlmayr and where he worked with Ludwig Heydenreich on the court of Urbino at the Zentralinstitut fr Kunstgeschichte. On his return to London in 1958 he began a long association with the Warburg Institute, initially working in the photographic collection, where he met Kay Simon, whom he married in 1963. From 1959 to 1961 he was a junior fellow, working on his never-completed PhD, Restraint in Renaissance behaviour, under Ernst Gombrich.

From 1961, he was Assistant Keeper in the Department of Architecture and Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, returning to the Warburg Institute in 1965 as lecturer in Renaissance Studies. He was appointed to a chair by the University of London in 1981, but increasingly spent his time in the United States. He was A. D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University and became a half-time Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987.

His book Giotto and the Orators was published in 1971, followed by Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy in 1972. These were followed by The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany (1980), Patterns of Intention (1985), Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence (1994, with Svetlana Alpers), Shadows and Enlightenment (1994) and Words for Pictures (2003). In all his work, Baxandall was concerned to illuminate artworks by a thorough exploration of the conditions of their production — intellectual, social, and physical. In Limewood Sculptors this took the form of using "carvings as lenses bearing on their own circumstances".

He died from pneumonia associated with Parkinson's Disease.

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Total Books: 30
Episodes A Memory Book
2010 - Episodes a Memory Book (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780711231153
ISBN-10: 071123115X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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A Grasp of Kaspar A Novel
2010 - A Grasp of Kaspar a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780711231597
ISBN-10: 0711231591
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Die Kunst der Bildschnitzer Sonderausgabe
2004 - Die Kunst Der Bildschnitzer Sonderausgabe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783406523687
ISBN-10: 3406523684
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Words for Pictures Seven Papers on Renaissance Art and Criticism
2003 - Words for Pictures Seven Papers on Renaissance Art and Criticism (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780300097498
ISBN-10: 0300097492
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
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Formes de l'intention
2000 - Formes De L'intention (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782877112109
ISBN-10: 2877112101
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Tilman Riemenschneider Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages
1999 - Tilman Riemenschneider Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780894682445
ISBN-10: 089468244X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Ombres et lumires  mmoires
1999 - Ombres Et Lumires Mmoires (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070742035
ISBN-10: 2070742032
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Die Wirklichkeit der Bilder Malerei und Erfahrung im Italien der Renaissance
1999 - Die Wirklichkeit Der Bilder Malerei Und Erfahrung Im Italien Der Renaissance (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783803136015
ISBN-10: 3803136016
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Shadows and Enlightenment
1997 - Shadows and Enlightenment (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300072723
ISBN-10: 0300072724
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence
1996 - Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780300068177
ISBN-10: 0300068174
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Die Kunst der Bildschnitzer Tilman Riemenschneider Veit Sto und ihre Zeitgenossen
Ursachen der Bilder ber das historische Erklren von Kunst
1990 - Ursachen Der Bilder Ber Das Historische Erklren Von Kunst (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783496010722
ISBN-10: 349601072X
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Les Humanistes  la dcouverte de la composition en peinture 1340-1450
1989 - Les Humanistes La Dcouverte De La Composition En Peinture 1340-1450 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020108966
ISBN-10: 2020108968
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Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style
1988 - Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy a Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style [Oxford Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192821447
ISBN-10: 019282144X
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Patterns of Intention  On the Historical Explanation of Pictures
1987 - Patterns of Intention on the Historical Explanation of Pictures (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300037630
ISBN-10: 0300037635
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Giotto and the Orators Humanist Observers of Painting in Italy and the Discovery of Pictorial Composition 1350-1450
Painting and Experience in 15th Century Italy A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style
L'oeil du quattrocento
1985 - L'oeil Du Quattrocento (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782070704446
ISBN-10: 2070704440
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Patterns of intention On the historical explanation of pictures
1985 - Patterns of Intention on the Historical Explanation of Pictures (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780300034653
ISBN-10: 0300034652
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany
1982 - The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780300028294
ISBN-10: 0300028296
Genre: Arts & Photography
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany 1475-1525 Images and Circumstances
South German Sculpture 1480-1530 [Museum monograph no. 26] (Paperback)