A book that reconstructs the history and physiognomy of Tuscan furniture, covering a large timespan from the late Middle Ages to the 1800s, unifying the vast bibliography on the subject.
[Tuscan furniture. 1200-1800] A backtracking bibliographical examination on Tuscan furniture leads to the mid-1800s, when scholars and antiquarians began to pay attention to this region’s rich tradition of furniture making. From that point on the publications have multiplied, but without producing a single volume gathering the relevant information in one complete work. Making use of research from the past combined with new studies, this book represents an initial attempt to reconstruct the evolutionary path of the physiognomy of Tuscan furniture, across a large timespan ranging from the late Middle Ages to the 1800s, unifying the vast, scattered bibliography on the subject.
The volume also features fine illustrations selected as examples of the configuration of the furniture typologies in their multiple versions, and an appendix with biographies of the Tuscan craftsmen.