1951-2 · Milan
Arti e Costume Rassegna Semestrale del Centro Internazionale dell Arti e Del Costume. In Venezia a Palazzo Grassi. Milan: Edizioni Internazionali d'Arte, 1951-2. Two volumes. Folio. Boards and cloth. Rear hinge broken in Vol. II; else sound and very good. 106pp. fully illus. in color. Mostly a collection of plates, with a brief introduction to each section, written in several languages, including English.
Volume I discusses the reasons for the establishment of Centro Internazionale delle Art e del Costume as an institution to study and illustrate the history of style in fashions and to study the relationship between economics and artistic activities. The volume discusses Tiepolo, the Grimani Breviary, 18th Century Fabrics, and the painting by Titian Two Women at a Fount. Volume II covers "The Significance of Costume"; silk and its depiction; silk according to Latin poets; and much else. (Inventory #: 1022)