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Hess, Catherine.
Italian Maiolica. Catalogue of the Collections.

Malibu J. Paul Getty Museum: 1988.

What can one say? The Getty museum has a superb collection of early Italian maiolica, which was almost all acquired in 1984 as the result of the purchase of a single, magnificent private collection. "Maiolica has many joys, as collectors have always known. It is the art of transformation -an almost alchemical conjuring of glistening solid form and vivid color out of ordinary elements" (John Walsh writing in the Foreword). A nicely presented and beautifully illustrated catalog.

Hardcover. 9"x12", 127 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy.

Inventory #: 31261
Price: $ 100.00      

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