Remondini: un editore del Settecento (catalogue of an exhibition held in Palazzo Sturm, Bassano del Grappa, in conjunction with ‘I Tiepolo e il Settecento vicentino’, 26 May-20 September 1990)
Milan, Electa, 1990
(28 cm), 371 (1) pp., illustrations (some in colour). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - A pioneering exhibition, documenting the activities of the Remondini, a print publishing family active in and around Venice in the 17-19th centuries. The catalogue is organised in eight sections: the family, and their collaborators; the Remondini and paper production; decorative papers; so-called “popular” prints; the use of prints; so-called “fine” prints (restrikes of collectible prints of Old Masters); typography; and the diffusion of the prints. “The intention was to present the entire range of the firm’s production, evaluate the relationship between ‘popular’ and ‘fine’ prints, examine the development of ‘popular’ images, and, above all, explain the different purposes to which the prints were used” (from a review by Peter Fuhring, in Print Quarterly, volume 11, 1994, pp.441-446). ¶ Upper wrapper torn, with minor loss; otherwise a good, unmarked copy.