After Baroque Furniture, Rococo Furniture and Empire Furniture, here is the volume that completes the study of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italian furniture. A must for scholars, collectors and antique dealers.
[Neoclassical Furniture in Italy / Furnishings and Interior Decoration from 1775 to 1800] This new title in the series deals with the last quarter of the eighteenth century. The introductory essay to the book sets the historical and artistic scene and this is followed by the usual detailed description of exceptional pieces of the period. From a painstaking examination of the furniture held by museums, historic residences and palaces, organized according to geographical area, there emerge both the major centres and the typical local features. Thus we learn that Rome was the centre in which the Neoclassical style in interior decoration first caught on, through Piranesi, in the mid- seventeenth century. From here the fashion spread throughout Italy. The extraordinary photographs that bring together the most important pieces in Italy have been especially commissioned for this book.