500 Years of Great Italian Decorative Art and Design

500 Years of Great Italian Decorative Art and Design

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the evolution of interior decorating in the Italian and European courts throughout the past half millennium, evaluating the artistry of furniture and decorative objects while citing the pivotal contributions of such masters as Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Filippo Juvarra.

Blackwell North Amer
This exhibition catalogue shows the evolution of taste in the Italian and European courts from late mannerism through to the first decades of last century. Writing desks, tables, beds, chairs, thrones, mirrors, vases, and objects made of or decorated with precious materials, such as gold, silver, semiprecious stones, or mother of pearl are reproduced in the book. Detailed captions assist the reader in understanding and appreciating the technical craftsmanship of engravers, cabinet makers, bronze workers, as well as the creative genius of architects, such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Filippo Juvarra, and Pelagio Pelagi, at the service of the courts. A volume that collectors, scholars, and enthusiasts of the decorative arts cannot miss, it’s an essential book for anyone interested in the evolution of aesthetics and style through the ages.

Publisher: Milan : Skira, 2009
ISBN: 9788857200538
Branch Call Number: 749.0945 FIVE
Additional Contributors: Colle, Enrico
Palazzo reale di Milano
Notes: Published to accompany the exhibition held at Palazzo Real, Milan, 21 Apr.-10 July 2009


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