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Deruta : A Tradition of Italian Ceramics

Minchilli, Elizabeth Helman

Published by Chronicle Books; San Francisco, 1998
ISBN 10: 0811817946 / ISBN 13: 9780811817943
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Title: Deruta : A Tradition of Italian Ceramics

Publisher: Chronicle Books; San Francisco

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition


Chronicle Books. 1998. FIRST EDITION OVERSIZED HARDCOVER in FINE Condition in NEAR FINE Dustjacket. Interior clean, tight, bright, pristine. Profusely illustrated with photographs by Susie Cushner & David Hamilton. This gorgeous book captures the history, craft & passion of the brilliantly glazed Italian ceramic ware known as majolica & reveals how the traditions of the past have shaped this popular living art. Bookseller Inventory # 509036

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Synopsis: The world can never get enough of wonderful Italy and all things Italian. The famed ceramics of Deruta are certainly no exception. The first comprehensive book to celebrate the design and evolution of this extraordinary art form, Deruta is exquisitely illustrated with over 150 colorful photographs of coveted "majolica." The author and photographers, working with Melanie Doherty, who was a designer in Italy for several years, dramatically portray the splendors of this living tradition. We see the finest examples of Deruta tableware and tilework as well as garden decorations, fa?ades, altars, and architectural details. While some pieces are highly collectible, others are inexpensive and perfect for everyday use. Deruta also includes profiles of the artisans' studios and a gallery of their work, as well as evocative black-and-white photos of the hill town they call home. With a history of the craftan artistic heritage more than six centuries oldthis singular volume is a musthave for collectors and for anyone inspired by Deruta ceramics, decorative art pieces that evoke the spirit of the Italian countryside.

About the Author: Susie Cushner is a Boston-based photographer whose work has appeared in House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, and elsewhere.

David Hamilton is a San Francisco-based photographer whose images of landforms, artifacts, and archaeology are collected by numerous museums.

Elizabeth Helman Minchelli is the author of Private Rome and a contributor to Architectural Digest and Art and Antiques. She lives in Italy.

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