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Italian Maiolica
     

Italian Maiolica

by Julia E. Poole
 

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Maiolica is a type of tin-glazed earthenware associated particularly with the Renaissance, when its colorful decoration was at its peak. It was made in Italy from the thirteenth century and is still in use today. This book provides an introduction to the history of maiolica, a glossary, and a bibliography, followed by sixty-four color illustrations and accompanying

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Maiolica is a type of tin-glazed earthenware associated particularly with the Renaissance, when its colorful decoration was at its peak. It was made in Italy from the thirteenth century and is still in use today. This book provides an introduction to the history of maiolica, a glossary, and a bibliography, followed by sixty-four color illustrations and accompanying text, arranged chronologically to show some of the most characteristic styles of maiolica from about 1250 to 1920.

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'There is a quart of information contained in this pint-sized book, and the illustrations are a delight … For a handy guide to the subject - and especially if you don't know your compendiario from your istoriato - I would heartily recommend this book.' Museum News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521565318
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.47(d)

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