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Italian Renaissance Maiolica

Italian Renaissance Maiolica

$55.00 $14.98
Item #: D13286
Format: Hardcover
Much as we associate the Italian Renaissance with grand architecture, massive murals, and sculptures, the era also produced the humbler but no less impressive art form known as maiolica, tin-glazed pottery. Used in everyday rituals of courtship, marriage, and death, these items range in style from folkish to ornate, and their unfading colors give these pieces a timeless quality. From ... More
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Much as we associate the Italian Renaissance with grand architecture, massive murals, and sculptures, the era also produced the humbler but no less impressive art form known as maiolica, tin-glazed pottery. Used in everyday rituals of courtship, marriage, and death, these items range in style from folkish to ornate, and their unfading colors give these pieces a timeless quality. From the holdings of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the more than 200 illustrations here bring depth to our understanding of the Renaissance, and the book includes images from Piccolpasso's 16th-century manuscript Three Books of the Potter's Art, which clarifies how these highly valued objects were made.


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