A beautiful introduction to one of Venice’s greatest craft products, maiolica pottery.
Maiolica in Renaissance Veniceoffers an unprecedented exploration of maiolica in the Serenissima. Versatile and receptive to all forms of decoration, the medium of maiolica, or tin-glazed earthenware, offers a unique point of entry into Venice's diverse material world composed of objects obtained through Mediterranean trade and made in the city. The volume explores maiolica's conversations with artifacts ranging from Islamic metalwork and Chinese porcelain to Venetian lace and glass. Other important themes include production in the potter’s workshop and the consumption and function of objects in the homes of the elite. A work of deep scholarship that is also lavishly illustrated, this publication will appeal to art historians and lovers of Venice alike.
About the Author
Karine Tsoumis is curator of the historical collection at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.