Italian Renaissance Maiolica by Elisa Sani

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Italian Renaissance Maiolica by Elisa Sani

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Synopsis

The V&A has the greatest collection of maiolica, Italian tin-glazed pottery, in the world. This long-awaited study explores the significance of these fascinating objects in the art and social history of the Italian Renaissance, tracing their use from birth through courtship and marriage rituals to death, and offering insight into the life of noble families in this period. New photography shows the dazzling palette of colors used to decorate these objects, which have not faded over time, and emphasizes why the pieces were prized in the Renaissance and remain so popular with today's collectors. Italian Renaissance Maiolicaalso includes illustrations from Piccolpasso's 16th-century manuscript Three Books of the Potter's Art, an incomparable source on maiolica, to illustrate how these highly valued objects were made.The V+A has the greatest collection of maiolica in the world. This long-awaited study explores the significance of these fascinating objects in the art and social history of the Italian Renaissance.
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 1851777067
ISBN-13 9781851777068
eBay Product ID (ePID) 114140367
Key Details
Author Elisa P. Sani
Number Of Pages 176 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2012-09-01
Language English
Publisher V&A Publishing
Publication Year 2012
Additional Details
Copyright Date 2012
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 39 Oz
Height 1 In.
Width 8.5 In.
Length 10.6 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
LC Classification Number NK4315
Dewey Decimal 738.3094509031
Dewey Edition 23

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