Pietre Dure and the Art of Florentine Inlay

by Anna Maria Giusti

Pietre Dure and the Art of Florentine Inlay Synopsis

'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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500512975
Publication date: 10th July 2006
Author: Anna Maria Giusti
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 264 pages
Categories: Decorative arts, Antique furniture / furniture collecting,

About Anna Maria Giusti

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

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