Civiltà del '700 a Napoli 1734-1799 (catalogue of an exhibition organised by Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples, December 1979-October 1980)
Florence, Centro Di, 1980
Two volumes (24 cm), I: (4) 445 (1) pp. II: 493 (1) pp., profusely illustrated. Uniform publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - The first volume of the catalogue is devoted to history and culture, architecture, paintings and drawings; among the essays are Francis Haskell on patronage and collecting and Anthony Blunt on late Baroque Neapolitan architecture. Volume II is devoted to late Baroque and Rococo sculpture, scenography and the decorative arts, including tapestries, Majolica ware and porcelain, coins and medals and furniture; among the essays are Alberto Guarino on book illustration (pp.279-290) and Franco Mancini on scenography (pp.301-370). Full catalogue entries with explanatory texts and reproductions of each object. ¶ Some shelf wear, but still a very good, unmarked copy.