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Copertina: Il Mobile piemontese nel Settecento.
A fundamental reference work

This book is the “museum” of Piedmontese furniture from the mid-17th century to the end of the 18th century, the apogee of Italian cabinet-making. More than one thousand colour images enable a close-up view each piece and its details. Baroque, Neo-classical, and 19th-century Piedmontese furniture is highly prized by scholars, museums and collectors.
Author: Roberto Antonetto
2010, Due volumi in cofanetto, 716pp., 1155ill.
ISBN: 9788842216261
€ 90,00
Copertina: Giulio Cesare Procaccini. Life and work

Giulio Cesare Procaccini

Life and works with a catalogue of is paintings

The most original Lombard of the 16th century

Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Bologna 1574 - Milan 1625), son and pupil of Ercole Procaccini the Elder, is one of the most original personalities of Lombard painting of his time. Starting out as a sculptor and plasterer, he devoted himself to painting with highly successful results.
Edited by: Hugh Brigstocke, Odette d'Albo
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 504pp., 375ill.
ISBN: 9788842224525
€ 90,00
Copertina: Venini Glass.
The complete works of the most famous 20th-century Venetian glass makers

From the late 1940s and throughout the '50s, the enormous success of Venini design was one of the principal reasons for the explosion of international interest in Venetian glass.
Edited by: Franco Deboni
2007, Due volumi in cofanetto, 536pp., 867ill.
ISBN: 9788842215240
€ 60,00
Copertina: The Golden Ageof Italian Maiolica-Painting. Catalogue of a Private Collection

The Golden Age of Italian Maiolica-Painting

Catalogue of a Private Collection

Renaissance majolica: a priceless collectionItalian maiolica is a uniquely vivid and intimate reflection of the world of the Renaissance. This book is the catalogue of the world's most substantial private collection of Renaissance maiolica. Starting with some fine pieces from the fifteenth century,...
Edited by: Timoty Wilson
2019, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 464pp., 420ill.
ISBN: 9788842224723
€ 60,00
Copertina: Scultura programmatica del terzo Reich.
The depravity of Nazi sculpture

In its public buildings, the Nazi party wanted to display both sculpture and architecture with imposing grandiosity.The works of the leading sculptors of the Third Reich...
Author: Klaus Wolbert
2018, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 408pp., 271ill.
ISBN: 9788842224624
€ 60,00
Copertina: Bernardo Strozzi.
The revised definitive work on the great Genoese painter Bernardo Strozzi

Bernardo Strozzi was known as one of the greatest painters of his time, not only in his native city but also, as a fugitive, in Venice, where he became the most widely esteemed artist of the lagoon territory.
Author: Camillo Manzitti
2012, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 324pp., 597ill.
ISBN: 9788842221005
€ 60,00
Copertina: Antonietta Raphaël. Catalogo generale della scultura

Antonietta Raphaël

Complete Works of Sculpture

A mysterious, fascinating, tough, and uncompromising sculptress

Following Soutine and Chagall, disseminators of the multilingualism typical of Jewish communities before the rise of Nazism, this extraordinary sculptress appeared in Italy...
Author: Giuseppe Appella
2016, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 232pp., 319ill.
ISBN: 9788842223672
€ 30,00
Copertina: Giacinto Brandi. Catalogo ragionato

Giacinto Brandi

Catalogue Raisonné

The most successful painter of baroque Rome

This is the first complete monographic study of Giacinto Brandi, was born in 1620 in Rome, where he died in 1691. In both his life and his artistic career, Brandi seems to have embodied the image we have of 17th-century Rome, a period both luminous and shadowy, spectacular and contradictory.
Author: Guendalina Serafinelli
2015, Due volumi in cofanetto, 528pp., 295ill.
ISBN: 9788842223535
€ 60,00
Copertina: Atelier a via Margutta. Cinque secoli di cultura internazionale a Roma

Ateliers in Via Margutta

Five centuries of international culture in Rome

The most artistic street in the world

Five centuries of history in which the protagonists are artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, poets, actors, directors, and architects coming from four continents to a single location: Rome, Via Margutta. On this magical street they have created masterpieces, living and working in the ateliers with their large windows.
Edited by: Valentina Moncada di Paternò
2012, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 368pp., 260ill.
ISBN: 9788842219460
€ 30,00
Copertina: Caravaggio sconosciuto.
Insights and discoveries about the Young Caravaggio

This volume is one of the most advanced and in-depth contributions to our knowledge about Caravaggio. Based on decades of research, it unveils his first drawings and many paintings, portraits previously mentioned by his biographers in which Caravaggio already showed to be an absolute master.
Author: Franco Moro
2016, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 368pp., 363ill.
ISBN: 9788842223474
€ 30,00
Copertina: Donato Creti. Le opere su carta

Donato Creti

Works on paper

Drawings by a master of the Late Baroque in Bologna and Italy

Of the vast body of graphic work by Donato Creti, one of the most talented and successful draughtsmen of 18th-century Europe, and of his drawings (of “such beauty, and perfection”) that were sought after and collected throughout Europe, his first biographer, Giampietro Zanotti, wrote with particular enthusiasm and admiration in History of the Accademia Clementina (Bologna, 1739)
Author: Marco Riccòmini
2012, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 344pp., 594ill.
ISBN: 9788842219804
€ 30,00
Copertina: Beppe Ciardi. Catalogo generale delle opere

Beppe Ciardi

Complete works

An all-Venetian star of the 19th century

Son of painter Guglielmo Ciardi, Beppe Ciardi (born in Venice in 1875) received his education not just from his maternal grandfather, Gian Francesco Locatelli, who painted classical-style portraits: when he was still a young boy, he started working with his father in the studio in San Barnaba, before learning how to paint the human form with Ettore Tito at the Accademia di Belle Arti.
Author: Antonio Parronchi
Edited by: Curatore scientifico Stefano Zampieri
2019, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 424pp., 1060ill.
ISBN: 9788842224617
€ 30,00
Copertina: Palazzo Donn'Anna. Storia, arte e natura

Palazzo Donn'Anna

History, art and nature

Is this Naples' most famous palazzo?This is the first book entirely dedicated to one of the few Neapolitan buildings that became one of the symbols of the city. Construction started in 1640 on the initiative of Anna Carafa and her husband, the Spanish viceroy of Naples Don Ramiro Guzman, but was never...
Edited by: Pietro Belli
2017, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 320pp., 200ill.
ISBN: 9788842224259
€ 30,00
Copertina: Palazzo Colonna. Immagini nel tempo

Palazzo Colonna

Immagini nel tempo

The magnificence of Palazzo Colonna photographed by Massimo Listri

“The superb gallery, perhaps even more beautiful than that of Versailles, and filled with delightful pictures, is supported by immense columns of ancient yellow marble, which divide the gallery into two at the ends; the king's gallery is longer and more ornate, but it is also more august.
Edited by: Daria Borghese
2019, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 292pp., 239ill.
ISBN: 9788842224716
€ 30,00
Copertina: The Art of Valadiers.
The splendour of 18th-century Rome

The antique deales Alberto Di Castro has tracked down the inventory ledgers of the workshop of the Valadier family, celebrated goldsmiths and architects in 18th-century Rome, it is entirely reproduced in this volume, together with unpublished drawings
Edited by: Teresa Leonor M Vale
2017, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 384pp., 472ill.
ISBN: 9788842224143
€ 60,00
Copertina: Capolavori della maiolica castellana dal Cinquecento al terzo fuoco. La Collezione Matricardi
Masterworks of Castelli maiolica from the 16th century to the third fire

The town of Castelli in the Gran Sasso National Park was one of the most important centres of ceramic production thanks to a special type of clay that was particularly suitable for maiolica, and to a Benedictine monastery that introduced the pottery-making techniques.
Edited by: A cura di Carola Fiocco, Gabriella Gherardi e Giuseppe Matricardi
2012, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 288pp., 365ill.
ISBN: 9788842221265
€ 30,00
Copertina: Turkmenistan. Storia di una Nazione, Città e deserto

Turkmenistan

Histories of a Country, Cities and a Desert

An ancient 25-year-old nation of cities and deserts

Turkmenistan is a country as fascinating as it is unknown, an old country rich in ancient history and a wealth of monuments comparable to a Mediterranean nation.
Edited by: Michele Bernardini, Gian Luca Bonora, Giusto Traina
2016, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 224pp., 64ill.
ISBN: 9788842224228
€ 30,00
Copertina: Villa Lontana. Una dimora nobilitata da Poniatowski, Canova e Thorvaldsen

Villa Lontana

A place "ennobled" by the one-time presence of famous people like Poniatowski, Canova and Thorvaldsen

An archaeological collection in the erstwhile home

Villa Lontana enables us to retrace the history of the territory on which it stands, in the vicinity of the Milvian Bridge, through the centuries.
Edited by: Simonetta Ceccarelli
2013, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 248pp., 192ill.
ISBN: 9788842222040
€ 30,00