Between the end of the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, much of the wealth that circulated in Florence was due to the production and trade of textiles. This wealth was the basis of the city’s fame and political and economic strength, as well as that of the most prominent families, from the Medici on down. Inevitably, little remains of those fabrics – perishable material – but those few ”physical” testimonies are the subject of an exhibition (Florence, Galleria dell’Accademia, 5 December 2017 – 18 March 2018) and of its colourful, extremely rich catalogue, and in many cases paintings and miniatures come to our aid: still highly legible evidence of which fabrics circulated and in which circles, with their decorations and the symbols they served as a support for.

Author: Cecilie Hollberg

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Author: Cecilie Hollberg
Publisher: Giunti Editore
Series: Exhibition catalogues
Cover: hardback
Pages: 288
Dimensions: cm 24 x 29
Publication date: 19/02/2018
Item weight: kg 1.98
ISBN: 9788809861688
Language: Italian

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