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Deruta : A Tradition of Italian Ceramics

Minchilli, Elizabeth Helman {Text By}

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ISBN 10: 0811817946 / ISBN 13: 9780811817943
Published by Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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"For more than six centuries, the craftspeople of Deruta have been perfecting their art-a brillianbtly glazed Italian ceramic ware and prized throughout the world, the objects are unmistakable for their gem-like colors, classic designs, and graceful forms. The Italian hilltown of Deruta has become synonymous with the distinctive ceramics it produces. This exquisite illustrated gallery showcases the extraordinary beauty of the hand-painted plates, tiles, jars, pitchers, and other fine decorative pieces that have made Deruta famous.DERUTA: A TRADITION OF ITALIAN CERAMICS captures the history, craft, and passion of majolica and reveals how the traditions of the past have shaped this popular art." This book has 165 pages and is profusely illustrated. Overall, a FINE copy with FINE dustjacket of this VERY SCARCE title. Bookseller Inventory # 027300

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Title: Deruta : A Tradition of Italian Ceramics

Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Susie Cushner and David Hamilton {Photographers}

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Printing

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The world can never get enough of wonderful Italy and all things Italian. The famed ceramics of Deruta are certainly no exception. The first comprehensive book to celebrate the design and evolution of this extraordinary art form, Deruta is exquisitely illustrated with over 150 colorful photographs of coveted "majolica." The author and photographers, working with Melanie Doherty, who was a designer in Italy for several years, dramatically portray the splendors of this living tradition. We see the finest examples of Deruta tableware and tilework as well as garden decorations, fa?ades, altars, and architectural details. While some pieces are highly collectible, others are inexpensive and perfect for everyday use. Deruta also includes profiles of the artisans' studios and a gallery of their work, as well as evocative black-and-white photos of the hill town they call home. With a history of the craftan artistic heritage more than six centuries oldthis singular volume is a musthave for collectors and for anyone inspired by Deruta ceramics, decorative art pieces that evoke the spirit of the Italian countryside.

About the Author:

Susie Cushner is a Boston-based photographer whose work has appeared in House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, and elsewhere.

David Hamilton is a San Francisco-based photographer whose images of landforms, artifacts, and archaeology are collected by numerous museums.

Elizabeth Helman Minchelli is the author of Private Rome and a contributor to Architectural Digest and Art and Antiques. She lives in Italy.

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