The first publication of this series is on illumination in Perugia in the late 1500s and early 1600s. The book is a proving ground for a very rigorous cataloguing method.
[Miniature in Perugia in the 1500s and 1600s] The Umbria Region has spent decades on the systematic cataloguing of the cultural assets found in its territory. This activity has led to a series of books presenting the results of these efforts aimed at protecting and publicizing the region’s unique heritage.
This is the first volume in the series. On the subject of illumination in Perugia in the late 1500s and early 1600s, the book is a proving ground for a method of cataloguing that takes not only direct information like commissions, payments and contracts into account, but also external factors such as the economic mobility of the figurative product and relative market trends, the organization of workshops and their location in the urban layout, the public representative status of the trade and the artists and other factors.
The volume also contains a bibliography and an index.