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Pietre Dure and the Art of Florentine Inlay

Annamaria Giusti



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Thames & Hudson Ltd
22 September 2006
Decorative arts; Antique furniture & furniture collecting
`Pietre dure' are mosaic designs made from semi-precious stones. This richly illustrated, large format book brilliantly captures the beauty and craftsmanship of this ancient technique of `painting in stone', looking at decorative stonework techniques from prehistory to the present day, but focusing in particular on the period from its rebirth in 16th-century Rome to the developments of the 19th century.
By:   Annamaria Giusti
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 330mm,  Width: 245mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   2.400kg
ISBN:   9780500512975
ISBN 10:   0500512973
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   22 September 2006
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
I. The Eternal Fascination of Pietre Dure - presents the various kinds of mosaic using semi-precious stones and the different ways they have been used from prehistory to the present day * II. The Roman Renaissance and the Renewed Interest in Polychrome Pietre Dure - the rebirth of pietre dure in 16th-century Rome * III. Production in Florence under the Medicis - the most coherent and spectacular period in the history of European pietre dure * IV. The Success of Pietre Dure in Europe During the 18th Century - Royal Workshops throughout Europe * V. Glories of the Ancien Regime - Production under the Hapsburgs, Bourbons, Catherine II, Frederic II and the French Court * VI. From the Splendours of the Court to the Luxury of the Borghese - Florentine production in the 19th century.

Annamaria Giusti is Chief Curator, Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro in Florence.

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