264pp. As New. Lavishly illustrated throughout. Competitive price as book is no longer shrink wrapped, condition is still as new and has been rehoused in a mylar wrapper. ‘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.
GIUSTI, Annamaria, Pietre Dure and the Art of Florentine Inlay, Thames and Hudson, 2006
Biographies & Letters
SHARP, Samuel., Letters from Italy, describing the Customs and Manners of that Country, In the Years 1765, and 1766. To which is Annexed, An Admonition to Gentlemen who pass the Alps, in their Tour through Italy. The Second Edition., [R. Cave] for W. Nicol, T. Becket, P. A. de Hondt and T. Cadell, 1767
MELCHIORRI, Giuseppe., Guida metodica di Roma e suoi contorni. Opera arricchita di 4 tavole grandi e di 40 tavole incise in rame, rappresentanti i principali monumenti della citta’, compilata con nuovo metodo, ed in questa seconda edizione italiana, aumentata, e corretta dal Marchese Giuseppe Melchiorri romano., Si vende nella Tipografia Puccinelli, 1840