The Palazzi of Florence : their history and art View larger
Ginori Lisci (Leonardo), 1908-1987; Grillo (Jennifer), translator

The Palazzi of Florence : their history and art

Florence, Cassa di Risparmio, 1985
Two volumes (31.5 cm), I: (4) 535 (1) pp., [16] p. of text and plates on printed on thick card, colour frontispiece and text illustrations (some in colour). II: (4) pp., pp.545-892 (3), [8] p. of text and plates on printed on thick card, colour frontispiece and text illustrations (some in colour). Uniform publisher’s blue percaline; original slipcase. - Translation of Ginori’s I palazzi di Firenze nella storia e nell’arte (Florence 1972). The work is organised in three parts: the first discusses the palazzi in the broader historical context of Florentine society and culture; the second provides detailed descriptions and histories of 131 palazzi grouped according to their locations within the historic wards; and the last consists of various appendixes presenting documents, tables, ground plans, coats of arms, specialized studies on stucco work and sgraffito, and archival sources for the old families owning palazzi. ¶ Binding of volume I cracking; slipcase cracking along one joint.
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