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 recognizable works of art. Now available in an attractive and accessibly priced hardcover edition, this catalogue raisonné of Botticelli's paintings offers meticulous scholarship by the distinguished Renaissance art historian Frank Zöllner and more than two hundred full-color illustrations. As "The Financial Times" praised the previous edition of the book, "Zöllner is a fabulous, accessible scholar; his book has luscious reproductions and exquisite detail." Presented in chronological order, the facts of Botticelli's life and career are insightfully discussed against the background of the artistic upheaval that marked the Renaissance period. The artist's reinterpretations of ancient myths as well as his religious paintings are thoughtfully explored in this sumptuously illustrated volume, which will please scholars and delight lovers of fine art books everywhere.