Art in Rome in the eighteenth century (accompanies an exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 16 March-26 May 2000)
London, Merrell Publishers Limited, 2000
(29 cm), 628 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - Comprehensive exhibition of over 400 paintings, drawings, prints, books, sculpture, decorative arts, and architectural models, which aimed to demonstrate that Rome – not Paris, or Venice – was the centre of the international art world during the eighteenth century. “No-one interested in the subject can do without it, for it is absolutely stuffed with important information and the latest research” (Antony Griffiths, in Print Quarterly, volume 18, 2001, p.204). Several Roman bindings are described by Roberto Valeriani (nos. 92-94); John Pinto describes a drawing and an etching of macchine for the Chinea ceremonies in 1733 and 1746 (nos. 13, 17). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.