MAIOLICA: Italian Renaissance Ceramics

MAIOLICA: Italian Renaissance Ceramics

TIMOTHY WILSON    Book Number: 91377    Product format: Hardback

The brightly coloured tin-enamelled earthenware called Maiolica was among the major accomplishments of decorative arts in 16th century Italy. This splendid huge tome is an in depth look at its history told through 150 exemplary pieces from the world-class collection at New York's Met. Most of the works have never been produced in a publication and all are newly photographed with detailed descriptions of production techniques, social and cultural context and include an eight-figure group of the Lamentation, the largest and most ambitious piece of sculpture produced, pharmacy jars, Bella Donna plates, humorous genre scenes and more. Enjoy this gallery including a ewer in the form of a dragon, sculptures from rock crystal, a dish with the lion of St Mark, a plate with the building of the Tower of Babel and decorations from mythology, heraldry all lustred with decorations or angels. With map of Italy, 392pp, 365 illus. in colour, map, glossary, bibliography and index. Rare 2016 first printing, a Yale University Press publication measuring 22.9 x 31cm.
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ISBN 9781588395610
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