The Painted Fašades of Florence: From the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century
Antique Collectors Club Limited, 2005 - Architecture - 253 pages
This is the first book published in forty years featuring the painted fa ades of Florentine palaces. A topic of enormous interest since Florence is one of the most visited and admired cities in the world. The Painted Facades of Florence XV to XIX Centuries is the result of thorough research revealing that the historical circumstances that lead local families to decorate the fa ades of their residences, as well as providing a description of the various decorative techniques. Lavishly illustrated in colour, this volume includes a significant amount of previously unpublished photographic archival material. Most of the new photographs were especially commissioned. An important book not only for architects, art historians and decorative arts specialists, but for all those who have visited and loved Florence.
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Painted and Sgraffito Decorated Facades in Florence from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century
Analysis of FifteenthCentury Facade Decoration
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