>Virtuoso goldsmiths and the triumph of Mannerism 1540-1620
Hayward (John Forrest), 1916-1983
Virtuoso goldsmiths and the triumph of Mannerism 1540-1620
London, Sotheby Parke Bernet / Rizzoli International, 1976
(34 cm), 751 (1) pp., 740 black & white illustrations, 24 full-page colour plates. Publisher’s grey cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - A comprehensive study of European goldsmith work, “one of the most important contributions to the history of the decorative arts of the renaissance produced in this century” (from a review by R.W. Lightbown, in The Burlington Magazine, volume 125, June 1983, p.361). Hayward was a pioneer in reviving the neglected study of drawings and engravings, and among the plates are over 200 examples of graphic work, either pure ornamental design or studies for vessels. Arntzen & Rainwater P-476. ¶ Dust jacket worn (without losses); otherwise an excellent, unmarked copy.