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La collezione medicea. Catalogo completo. La manifattura da Cosimo I a Cosimo II (1545-1621)
A unique encyclopedia of its kind, the book traces the birth and development of the most important Italian tapestry manufacture and the story of a fundamental artistic product in the evolution of taste and European collecting. The research sheds new light on the contribution that the major Italian painters gave to this artistic genre, also outlining the role that the Medici had in the large-scale establishment of the first Italian manufacture of European importance. The text, widely illustrated in color, allows us to know the contribution that artists such as Allori, Bronzino, Michelangelo, Poccetti, Salviati, Vasari provided with their drawings to the manufacture of tapestries.
The rich and unpublished photographic campaign, including all the tapestries preserved in the Florentine public galleries, makes this work an essential tool to understand one of the crucial periods of art and history of Italian manufacturing since the mid-sixteenth century.