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DAGLI SPLENDORI DI CORTE AL LUSSO BORGHESE: L'OPIFICIO DELLE PIETRE DURE NELL'ITALIA UNITA (From Courtly Splendors to Bourgeois Luxury: The Opificio delle Pietre Dure in United Italy). Ed. by Annamaria Giusti. Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 2011. Published by Sillabe, Livorno. 256 pp. with 237 ills. (216 col.). 28 x 24 cm. ISBN 9788883476044 In Italian.
Presents dozens of exceptional examples of pietre dure created chiefly during the 18th and 19th centuries by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, a leading Florentine workshop and manufactory with ancient ties to the Medici that by the 19th century was producing works for wealthy international clients, featuring wall panels, table tops, caskets, sculptures, vases and other works decorated with elaborate scenes or patterns composed of inlaid, variously colored semi-precious stones, as well as vases and other vessels carved entirely from stone.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1800-1900 — Decorative Arts
Plans: 69,30,02,04
Worldwide Number: 034707
Paperbound $65.00    

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