The evolution of the Baroque, through analysis of outstanding interior furnishings and decorations in Italy in the 1600s and early 1700s.
[Baroque furniture in Italy / Interior furnishings and decorations from 1600 to 1738] This study examines the evolution of a style, the Baroque, through the production of the most important interior furnishings and decorations in Italy during the 1600s and the first decades of the 1700s, with direct comparison to the major courts of Europe.
For the first time the book reviews, in a thorough, updated synthesis, a number of critical essays of a more strictly regional character published in books or articles no longer available.
The research conducted for the volume, along with the photographs taken especially for the occasion, with over 800 images never previously published, bear witness to the spectacular quality and extreme refinement of Baroque interior furnishings and decorations, offering precious information for scholars, antiquarians and collectors. The book also features a bibliography and biographies of the leading Italian craftsmen of the period.