Painting in Stone: Modern Florentine Pietra Dura Mosaic by Anna Maria Massinelli

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Painting in Stone: Modern Florentine Pietra Dura Mosaic Anna Maria Massinelli, 2015. Hardcover 225 pages 12” x 9.75” “The volume explores the world of modern Florentine Mosaic workshops with the support of unpublished documentation from the turn of the 19th century through the 20th century. Beautifully illustrated with many details and period documentation. An iconographic collection that makes available to scholars, collectors and amateurs a vast visual documentation of Florentine mosaics mostly dispersed around the world and difficult to access. More than 200 photographs illustrate the impressive masterpieces created by Florentine artists, heirs to the tradition of the Medici Gran-ducal workshop. A technical section explains the process of the mosaic work and illustrate a specimen of the typical materials used, such as semi-precious stones-pietra dura-and local stones from the Arno river valley and the Tuscan quarries.”(jacket)