Item description for Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza (English and Italian Edition) by Roberta Orsi Landini & Bruna Niccoli...
Beautiful, bilingual (Italian and English) study of sixteenth-century Italian fashion and costume and the influence of Eleanor of Toledo on the Italian court, following her marriage into the Medici court. Contains 120 plates, mostly in color.
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Studio: Edizioni Polistampa Pagliai
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 9.25" Height: 12" Weight: 4.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Edizioni Polistampa Pagliai
ISBN 8883048679 ISBN13 9788883048678
Reviews - What do customers think about Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza (English and Italian Edition)?
A MUST if you love Italian Renaissance fashion Dec 8, 2007
This book focuses on Florentine fashion c1540-1580 during the period when Eleonora of Toledo was Duchess of the city. Its inspiration is obviously the iconic portrait of her and her son Giovanni painted by Bronzino in 1545.
The book is full of rare gorgeous colour illustrations on high quality art paper. It starts out with a biography of Eleonara and then discusses her style. Then the book discusses individual garments she is known to have owned and surviving examples, including an extraordinary red velvet gown in the Pisa Mueso di Plazzo Reale. The book rounds off with a list of the garments recorded in Elenora's wardrobe accounts.
This book, published in both Italian and English, should be on the shopping list for anyone interested in Renaissance costume. Its one of those books you pick up and go "wow" and it's a visual feast on the eyes that is fully illustrated in colour.
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A WONDERFUL BOOK! Sep 17, 2007
There is very little written about Florentine fashion from the 16th Century. This book fills that gap admirably. It has gorgeous color pictures, many of which are published here for the first time. With full descriptions and a glossary of terms make this the perfect book for historians and lovers of historical costume alike. The text is in English and Italian (side-by-side on the same page) so it is easy to see the Italian terms and how they translate into English.
I cannot recommend this book enough. I am delighted to see this site carries it!