Catalogo della raccolta di miniature della Fondazione Giorgio Cini

By Art History

Edited by Massimo Medica and Federica Toniolo
Silvana editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo, 2016

Edited by Massimo Medica and Federica Toniolo, who also wrote the two introductory essays, this book is result of a challenging, long study campaign aimed at the complete cataloguing of the miniatures in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini collection. Around  fty scholars were involved, including many leading experts in the  eld of the illuminated manuscript. Presented to the Foundation in 1962 by Vittorio Cini, the collection is one of the most important anthologies of illuminated pages and cuttings of initials, mostly from liturgical books (graduals and antiphonals).  e book o ers a scholarly description of the collection in the form of around 250 index cards, illustrated by numerous images. anks to its highly varied, wide-ranging and chronological nature, the collection is representative of the Italian regional schools of illumination from the 11th to the 16th centuries and includes works by some of the prominent illuminators from the late 13th to the early 16th centuries, such as Neri da Rimini, Lippo Vanni, Cristoforo Cortese, Berardo da Teramo, Belbello da Pavia, Franco dei Russi, Taddeo Crivelli, Francesco Marmitta and Beato Angelico.