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- Publisher: EDIZIONI POLISTAMPA
- Format: Paperback | 310 pages
- Language: English / Italian
- Dimensions: 244mm x 312mm x 33mm | 2,359g
- Publication date: 31 December 2011
- Publication City/Country: Florence
- ISBN 10: 8856400995
- ISBN 13: 9788856400991
- Edition: Bilingual edition
- Edition statement: Bilingual
- Illustrations note: ill. e tavv. col.
- Sales rank: 324,525
Roberta Orsi Landini uses material from the Florentine state archives to reconstruct Cosimo I de Medici's wardrobe, continuing her earlier work on Eleonora di Toledo. Cosimo consciously constructed his public and official image, and Orsi Landini follows his stylistic evolution over his thirty-year reign, including colors, materials and decorations. The author also examines manufacturing, especially silk producers, while a final chapter is dedicated to the funeral clothes of Cosimo I and his son, don Garcia, both of whom were paragons of fashion for their Italian contemporaries. An annex provides day by day detailed references to clothing created and worn in the court. Dual-language text: English and Italian.
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Roberta Orsi Landini, textile and costume scholar, has worked for over 20 years on the textile and costume collections at the Pitti Palace in Florence. She is author of numerous articles, essays and books and has collaborated with an array of public institutions and museums in Italy and abroad. From the onset of the Galleria del Costume in 1983 she has collaborated on several projects, exhibitions and publications, among which Moda alla corte dei Medici, on the conserved Medici burial clothes and I principi bambini, on court infant clothing. For the Stibbert Museum she conceived and curated the exhibition and catalog entitled L'abito per il corpo. Il corpo per l'abito, which confronted western and Islamic dress. Roberta instigated and oversaw for many years the didactic activities of the Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio and the Roberto Capucci Foundation in Florence. Her most recent book publication, Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza, is a culmination of her meticulous and accurate detailed dress research on archival documents and coeval imagery. Forthcoming is her next book, Moda a Firenze 1540-1580 Lo stile di Cosimo I de' Medici