ITALIAN POTTERY MARKS: FAENZA THE CITY OF CERAMICS
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Color Edition. The only pottery & porcelain identification guide written in English that explores the rich history of one of Europe’s most important ceramics producing centers, the city of Faenza. Faenza, from which the world of art coined the term faience, was home to such past greats as the Minardi Brothers, Pietro Melandri, Carlo Zauli and Riccardo Gatti and is now the home of the most important ceramics art museum in the world as well as the largest international ceramics competition on the planet. Unlike most identification guides this book brings the artists to life, explores their character and their world. It goes beyond dry facts and dates and offers its readers the opportunity to understand their collections in historical and human terms. With more than 125 ceramics marks and almost 100 photographs covering the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries, in a format similar to our first Italian pottery guide, the collector will find a wealth of information and a fascinating... More > trip through time and art.< Less
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Oct 15, 2009"Unique, Useful, Compact Guide to the Ceramics of Faenza, Italy" A year ago, collectors and dealers in Italian pottery welcomed with open arms the Del Pellegrinos’ Italian Pottery Marks From Cantagalli To Fornasetti, it being the first reference work in English to address the history and illustrate the marks of Italian ceramicists from that period. The effect of this work was immediate and widespread, significantly enlarging at one stroke the collecting market in modern Italian pottery. Emboldened by their success, the Del Pellegrinos have now published the first in their projected series of in-depth guides to regional Italian ceramics, Italian Pottery Marks: Faenza, the City of Ceramics. And they have made another winner. Like its predecessor, this work is the only such in English and provides, most importantly, a thorough pictorial index of dated makers’ marks for the many potters of Faenza. This time, though, detailed discussions of each studio’s history are provided in... More > a separate section, making the guide even easier to use in the midst of a buying spree. The book is easy to use and pretty to look at. Well written and clear, the text is accompanied throughout by excellent photographs and maps. Enthusiasts will also welcome the guide’s brief histories of the region itself, the city’s artistic past, and its famous international ceramics competition. The work is rounded out with introductions to some of Faenza’s best contemporary studios, a selective bibliography of publications and websites, and —- perhaps most useful to the novice collector —- beautifully illustrated examples of Faenza’s common motifs and decorations. The authors are to be praised for their continued fervent dedication to scholarship and art and congratulated upon another bravura performance. Those of us who buy, sell, and collect Italian ceramics are grateful for this work and look forward avidly to the rest of the series!< Less
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- by Walter and Karen Del Pellegrino. All rights reserved. (Standard Copyright License)
- FIRST, Full Color
- Walter Del Pellegrino and Karen Del Pellegrino
- January 29, 2006
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Full color
- 0.96 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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