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500 Years of Italian Furniture - Magnificence and Design

500 Years of Italian Furniture - Magnificence and Design


Ico Parisi, Piero Fornasetti, Gio Ponti, Vico Magistretti, Achille Castiglioni, Gaetano Pesce .....


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Artikelcode: 7489

 

500 years of Italian furniture - magnificence and design
271 pages
color and some b&w photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
29 x 25 cm
1,879 kg
English & Italian

This exhibition catalogue shows the evolution of taste in the Italian and European courts from late mannerism through to the first decades of last century. Writing desks, tables, beds, chairs, thrones, mirrors, vases, and objects made of or decorated with precious materials, such as gold, silver, semiprecious stones, or mother of pearl are reproduced in the book. Detailed captions assist the reader in understanding and appreciating the technical craftsmanship of engravers, cabinet makers, bronze workers, as well as the creative genius of architects, such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Filippo Juvarra, Filippo Parodi, Andrea Fantoni and Francesco Pianta are shown side by side, highlighting contrasts similarities and forms, with leading contemporary masters such as Ico Parisi, Piero Fornasetti, Gio Ponti, Vico Magistretti, Achille Castiglioni, Gaetano Pesce, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo and Andrea Branzi