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Pietre Dure and the Art of Florentine Inlay by Anna Maria Giusti
  

Pietre Dure and the Art of Florentine Inlay

RRP £45.00

Synopsis

Pietre Dure and the Art of Florentine Inlay by Anna Maria Giusti

'Pietre dure' are mosaic designs made from semi-precious stones. This richly illustrated, large format book brilliantly captures the beauty and craftsmanship of this ancient technique of 'painting in stone', looking at decorative stonework techniques from prehistory to the present day, but focusing in particular on the period from its rebirth in 16th-century Rome to the developments of the 19th century.

About the Author

Annamaria Giusti is Chief Curator, Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro in Florence.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st December 2005

Author

Anna Maria Giusti

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Publisher

Thames & Hudson Ltd

Format

Hardback
264 pages

Categories

Decorative arts
Antique furniture / furniture collecting

ISBN

9780500512975

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