Pecchioli, Eleonora: The Painted Facades of Florence. From the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century.
Florence, Centro Di, 2005. 4to. 28 x 24 cms. 256 pp. 228 beautiful illustrations, mainly in colour. With bibliography and index.
Publisher’s black boards, pictorial dustjacket. Very fine.
Contents: (1) ”Painted and Sgraffito Decorated Facades in Florence from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century” (Analysis of Fifteenth-Century Fagade Decoration, Early Sixteenth-Century Grotesque Decoration, Chiaroscuro Painting in Florence, Examples of Allegorical Facade Compositions, The Palaces: Palace Decoration in Florence from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century, (2) ”The Revival of Painted and Sgraffito Decorated Fagades within the Urban Context of Late Nineteenth Century Florence” (The City and its Appearance at the Time of its Annexation to the Kingdom of Italy in 1860, Florence as Capital City (1865-1870), Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Sgraffito Decoration, Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Painted Facades: Materials and Techniques, The Palaces: Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Period Style Decoration).
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