Applied arts, crafts and industrial design in Tuscany from 1944 to 1966

The 6th Notebook of the Documentation Center on Contemporary Architecture in Tuscany (Cedacot) has just been published, collecting the proceedings of the conference held in Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts and the former Manifattura Tabacchi on November 18 and 25, 2021. The volume collects papers by various scholars who have long been interested in the events of the Florentine twentieth century, seen from different angles consistent with their own training. The issues of figurative culture, architecture, artisanship and more modern design in the complex years of postwar reconstruction up to the economic progress of the 1950s-1960s were addressed. A vibrant city emerged, in open contrast between the deep-rooted ties to the Renaissance tradition and the desire to open up to new horizons. Architettura, arti applicate e industrial design negli anni della Ricostruzione postbellica toscana (1944-1966), curated by Mirella Branca, Mauro Cozzi, Pisa ed. ETS 2022

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100 years of glass: Nason Moretti of Murano

An exhibition celebrating the prestigious milestone reached by the Murano glassworks Nason Moretti, which was started in 1923, is underway at the Murano Glass Museum. Since its inception, the furnace turned special attention to glass for the table, characterized by intense colors. Glassware, which became icons of 20th-century glass art, is presented, such as the […]

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Museo Ginori in Doccia is online

The Ginori Museum, which as of 2019 is part of the “Fondazione Museo Archivio Richard Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia,” is still closed to the public, but can be seen online, (, because it “already has so many stories to tell,” not only as a place that preserves a vast artistic and archival heritage, but […]


The restoration of the stained glass window with the Risen Christ in the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna

The rose window, the upper part of the large four-light window in the Chapel of Santa Croce, in the Bolognese basilica was made between 1464 and 1466. The preparatory cartoons were made by the painter Michele di Matteo and the stained-glass window executed by the master glassmaker and German Dominican friar Jacob Griesigner, later to […]


La Grande Bellezza by Starhotels at Artigianato e Palazzo

“La Grande Bellezza – The Dream Factory”, progetto di mecenatismo contemporaneo per l’alto artigianato artistico, promosso da Starhotels in collaborazione con Fondazione Cologni, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte e Gruppo Editoriale, dopo il grande successo di pubblico ottenuto al Fuorisalone milanese 2023 sarà in mostra al Giardino Corsini (15/17 settembre, Firenze) con un allestimento inedito: il […]