Bacon by Luigi Ficacci is a 96-page hardcover published in 2010 by Taschen. Light shelf wear to the dust jacket and small chip to the dust jacket's back flap edge. Inside, the book is in very good condition.
Over the last few years, studies of Francis Bacon's work have made great progress, exploiting an extraordinary quantity of documentary materials pertaining to both his life and works. We now dispose of a vast body of detailed information about the biographical and cultural circumstances that accompanied the executive execution of individual works. But in order to grasp the fundamentals of his poetic, we must set aside the documentary information and limit ourselves to an interpretation of 11 masterpieces from different phases of his career. This will allow the elements of his art to emerge integrally, in the uniqueness of his works in their exceptional formal genius.