Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988.
First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition, minor soiling to the boards in a Fine dustjacket.
The Gonzaga of Mantua are one of the most celebrated noble families in Renaissance Italy, and their tapestries are some of the most renowned and beautiful works of art of the period. This book tells the story of the Gonzaga family and their tapestries, from their origins in the medieval Lombardy region to their rise to power in the courts of Mantua and Ferrara, and their subsequent patronage of the arts. The tapestries themselves are beautifully detailed and colorful, and are a testament to the skill and creativity of the Gonzaga artists.; B & W Photographs; 309 pages.