Pretiosa Vitrea: The Art of Glass Manufacturing in the Museums and Private Collections of Tuscany
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Titre : Pretiosa Vitrea: The Art of Glass Manufacturing in the Museums and Private Collections of Tuscany Auteurs : Giandomenico De Tommaso, Fabrizio Paolucci Éditeur : 5 Continents Thème : Arts décoratifs Format : Broché Pages : 176 Dimension : 19 x 25 cm Langue : Anglais Date de publication : Février 2018 ISBN : 9788874398041
Pretiosa Vitrea, whose title is inspired by the Latin definition of glass, explores the history of glass manufacturing in Tuscany. Superb objects, beautifully photographed, reveal treasures from museum and private collections throughout this Italian region, including archeological findings of Roman glass, glass cameos from Torrita di Siena, and chrysography--calligraphy written in gold ink and suspended in glass--from Arezzo. Illustrations depict the evolution of mass production techniques, from the use of molds to the discovery of glass blowing in the middle of the 1st century BC.