Dizionario del Gioiello Italiano del XIX e XX secolo
Maria Cristina Bergesio ( ed.), Lia Lenti (ed.)
Torino: Umberto Allemandi & Co, 2005
Technical data: 544 pp., 21 x 30.5 cm, 420 col. Hardback
Price: from $ 123.82
More than 350 entries on goldsmiths, designers, schools, materials, competitions, techniques, geographical and production areas, private collections, museums, photography and advertising, companies and trademarks, from 1800 to 2004.
More than 600 photographs document the various types of object produced over a century.
Organised by artist, designer and manufacturer, the entries describe their training, creative development, work, position held and awards won, main exibitions and collectability.
The history, principal works produced, specialisations and style, patents and clientele are given for each company.
This is a unique book due to the completeness of every entry and its ease of consultation: indispensable if you want to know about one of the main areas of Italian creative production.