Decorative arts

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Copertina: Cofanetti in pastiglia del Rinascimento.
Precious custodians of long-lost secrets

Decorated with historical figures in pastiglia, these boxes originated within the culture of the Renaissance courts and learned environments of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and feature themes centred on Heroism and Love, classical mythology and a particular form of Eroticism.
2021, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 376pp., 775ill.
ISBN: 9788842225294
€ 160,00
Copertina: Souvenir d'Arcadia. Ispirazione letteraria, classicismo e nuovi modelli per le arti decorative alla corte di Clemente XI

Memories of Arcadia

Classicism, the new models and the literary sources shaping the decorative arts at the court of Pope Clement XI

Maiolica in the pure Louis XIV style

The decorative arts, including the elegant maiolica produced at the end of the 17th century in the workshop of Carlo Antonio Grue, responded sensitively to the dynamics of contemporary events and fine art.
Author: Fernando Filipponi
2020, Paperback, 192pp., 84ill.
ISBN: 9788842225126
€ 36,00
Copertina: Porcelain Scent Bottles. La Collezione Giordano

Porcelain Scent bottles

The Giordano Collection

The precious bottles of precious perfumes In the 1700s, when Meissen porcelain was at its height of refinement and fame, ceramic perfume bottles became part of the private wardrobe, just like pocket watches, walking stick knobs and snuff boxes: collectable objects for the educated and discriminating.
Edited by: Andreina D'Agliano, Simone Caliri
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 368pp., 290ill.
ISBN: 9788842224679
€ 120,00
Copertina: Precious Portraits. Small Precious Stone Sculptures of Imperial Rome

Precious Portraits

Tiny Sculpture masterpieces of Imperial Rome, The Reinaissance Taste and the Antique

The cameo portraits of Imperial Rome

It could perhaps be said that the most elegant and precious sculptural art is that of miniature stone carvings.
Author: Dario Del Bufalo
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 400pp., 650ill.
ISBN: 9788842224273
€ 130,00
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: Raphael Ware. I colori del Rinascimento

Raphael Ware

The colours of the Renaissance

The golden age of the Majolica of the Duchy of Urbino

Urbino's fame in connection to majolica begins in the 16th century and is particularly linked to the storied production that in Urbino acquired extraordinary importance and space, perhaps also due to the fact that the definitive return of Francesco Maria della Rovere in 1521 was followed by the establishment of a refined court with important affinities.
Edited by: Timothy Wilson, Claudio Paolinelli
2019, Paperback, 288pp., 150ill.
ISBN: 9788842225003
€ 60,00
Copertina: L'Italia del Rinascimento. Lo splendore della maiolica

Italy in the Renaissance

The splendour of majolica

Italian majolica. A mirror to the world of the Renaissance

Italian Renaissance majolica is perhaps the one form of art that most completely and with the brightest colours reflects the world in which the women and men of the Renaissance lived.
Edited by: Timothy Wilson, Cristina Maritano
2019, Paperback, 288pp., 150ill.
ISBN: 9788842224877
€ 60,00
Copertina: Gian Enzo Sperone. Dealer/Collector

Gian Enzo Sperone


The private collection of one of the most important gallery owners of the century

Gonzalez Palacios calls him “the example and prototype of the European who was able, unlike the majority of New Yorkers of the time, to keep an eye on both sides of the Atlantic”: Gian Enzo Sperone has been a leading player in international art from the second half of the 20th century until today.
2019, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 740pp., 600ill.
ISBN: 9788842224648
€ 200,00
Copertina: Porphyry. Red Imperial Porphyry.Power and Religion


Red Imperial Porphyry. Power and Religion

Imperial porphyry, the greatest symbol of religious power

This volume presents the largest number of artefacts ever assembled and traces, by the stages which two symbols in widely different materials became intimately linked: purple dye, which is transfigured from the living body of rock snails into a colour and porphyry, whose inanimate objectivity as a rare stone is converted into the immortal essence of the figure it is called to embody
Author: Dario Del Bufalo
2018, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 336pp., 1000ill.
ISBN: 9788842224280
€ 130,00
Copertina: Genio e maestria. Mobili ed ebanisti alla corte sabauda tra Settecento e Ottocento

Genius and mastery

Furniture and cabinet-makers at the Court of Savoy between the 18th and 19th centuries

From secret collections and from Royal residences, a high point of Italian art

This catalogue of a major exhibition at the palace of Venaria Reale includes more than 130 works from Piedmontese and international museum and private collections, created by the great cabinet-makers of the Court of Savoy: Prinotto, Piffetti, Bonzanigo and Capello (known as Moncalvo).
2018, Paperback, 416pp., 162ill.
ISBN: 9788842224594
€ 40,00
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: La Stamperia dell'ebanista. Storia di un mobile inedito di Pietro Piffetti

The cabinet-maker's print workshop

History of a rediscovered piece of furniture by Pietro Piffetti

The exciting re-apparition of a Piffetti

This unique, inlaid chest of drawers tells the story of a commission by the Piedmontese aristocracy and has recently been added to the list of workds by Pietro Piffetti (1701-1777), the eminent Italian cabinet-maker.
Edited by: Arabella Cifani, Franco Monetti
2017, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 192pp., 115ill.
ISBN: 9788842224334
€ 70,00
Copertina: Fontana Arte. Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa and Max Ingrand

Fontana Arte

Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa and Max Ingrand

The extraordinary success of Fontana ArteOver a period of thirty years, Fontana Arte became the most widely admired company specialising in the use of glass for lighting and furniture, characterised by a modern concept and perfect workmanship. The architects who were its art directors were Gio Ponti,...
Edited by: Franco Deboni
2013, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 336pp., 577ill.
ISBN: 9788842221630
€ 150,00
Copertina: Le Ceramiche dell'Asia orientale. La collezione Laura

East Asian Ceramics

The Laura Collection

Ceramics and porcelain of China and Southeast AsiaAs the companion to the catalogue dedicated to Islamic ceramics, this second volume describes the collection of East Asian ceramics acquired over fifty years by Luigi Anton and Nera Laura. It includes Chinese ceramics and porcelain of the Song and...
Edited by: A cura di Nera Laura e Manuele Scagliola
2012, Paperback, 352pp., 680ill.
ISBN: 9788842220565
€ 90,00
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: 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