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
PASTOR, Ludwig; ANTROBUS, Frederick Ignatius (ed.); KERR, Ralph (ed.); GRAF, Ernest (ed.); PEELER, E. F. (ed.)., The History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the secret archives of the Vatican and other original sources. [40 vols.], Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Limited | Routledge & Kegan Paul, LTD., 0