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DICTIONARY OF MINOR ARTS

DICTIONARY OF MINOR ARTS

The minor arts journey starting from the Middle Ages, through the blooming of Renaissance, up to the great seventeenth and eighteenth century seasons

The minor arts journey starting from the Middle Ages, through the blooming of Renaissance, up to the great seventeenth and eighteenth century seasons

The dictionary analyzes materials and production techniques and it is introduced by two prolusions to the theme. Liana Castelfranchi dedicates ample space to the theoretical debate relating to terminology and the critical fortune of the minor arts and focuses her investigation on the absolute masterpieces produced by the ’medieval workshop’. Cinzia Piglione instead proposes a different approach to the minor arts, aimed at capturing the dense exchanges between the various artistic techniques, choosing the most complex production centers of the Italian panorama between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as privileged observers.

The Dictionary offers an exhaustive treatment of a representative sample of minor arts; ample space is given to textiles (tapestries, embroidery, fabrics) and collectibles. The remaining sectors concern the miniature, the working of metals and hard stones (goldsmith, enamel, engraving, seal and glyptics), the working of ceramic, glass, ivory, leather and marquetry.

Genre: Dictionaries

Subject: Arti e storia dell\'arte / Architettura

Publishing house:

JACA BOOK

Year of publication: 2020

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 416

Price: 50 €

ISBN: 9788816415874

Foreign rights manager: Stefano Miceli (stefano.miceli@jacabook.it)


DICTIONARY OF MINOR ARTS

Curated by Liana Castelfranchi, Cinzia Piglione, Francesca Tasso

LIANA CASTELFRANCHI taught History of Medieval Art at the University of Verona and at the University of Milan. She mainly dedicated her studies to the field of painting of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, with particular attention to the phenomena of artistic circulation and the relationship between Italian and French art. For Jaca Book she was curator of the ’History of European Art’ collection and author of numerous publications

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