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Hayward, J.F., Virtuoso Goldsmiths and the Triumph of Mannerism: 1540-1620, New York, Rizzoli, 1976, first edition, thick folio (9.75" x 13.25"), HB in dj, tan cloth bds w/ black & gilt decorative titles in green dj w/ white titles & color photo, VG / G+ Edgeworn, endpapers & edges of text block yellowing, bound-in bookmark fraying. DJ edgeworn & creased.

748 pp, 24 full page color plates, 740 monochrome illustrations. A scholarly text on goldsmithing of the period.

Source material; the nature of patronage, the accumulation of treasure by Renaissance princes, guild regulations; methods of production and sources of design; the influence of the Classical Renaissance on style in goldsmiths' work; the effect of this taste in the countries of Western Europe; the nature of Mannerism and the consequences of the decay of the Renaissance aesthetic idea; Mannerist goldsmiths and their work in Western and Central Europe examined country by country; the work of the goldsmith in base metal, with particular reference to arms and armour.    [Book ID # 1938]

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