'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.
|Publication date:||10th July 2006|
|Author:||Anna Maria Giusti|
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson Ltd|
|Categories:||Decorative arts, Antique furniture / furniture collecting,|
Annamaria Giusti is Chief Curator, Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro in Florence.More About Anna Maria Giusti