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Maiolica : Italian Renaissance Ceramics in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Hardcover) (Timothy Wilson)
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The brightly colored tin-enameled earthenware called maiolica was among the major accomplishments of decorative arts in 16th-century Italy. This in-depth look at the history of maiolica, told through 140 exemplary pieces from the world-class collection at the Metropolitan Museum, offers a new perspective on a major aspect of Italian Renaissance art. Most of the works have never been published and all are newly photographed. The ceramics are featured alongside detailed descriptions of production techniques and a consideration of the social and cultural context, making this an invaluable resource for scholars and collectors. The imaginatively decorated works include an eight-figure group of the Lamentation, the largest and most ambitious piece of sculpture produced in a Renaissance maiolica workshop; pharmacy jars; bella donna plates; and more.
Number of Pages: 380
Genre: Art, Antiques + Collectibles
Series Title: Highlights of the Collection
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Timothy Wilson
Street Date: September 27, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-4134
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