John Baker
Porfiro DiDonna: The Shape of Knowing
Art
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781940396019
Publication Date: September 2013

$40 hardcover • ADD TO CART

WITH A FOREWORD BY DEBORAH J. HAYNES
COPIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED

Porfiro DiDonna died too early at the age of forty-four in 1986. John Baker loved the man and his art. The Shape of Knowing comes out of Baker’s over thirty-five year devotion to DiDonna’s work. Here is a painter who dreamt of being a religious artist and who pursued his vision with near monkish discipline. Baker’s portrait of this underappreciated artist is intimate and affectionate and, when it comes to DiDonna’s work, broad, up close and celebratory

Michael Russem has given this book a design worthy of DiDonna’s art and Baker’s scrupulous attention to the artist’s marks.

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