By Roberta Orsi-Landini (Author)
Publisher: Edizioni Polistampa; Bilingual edition (October, 2011)
Somehow, this one slipped through the cracks for October. Some of you will remember that I wrote a little piece on the Medici’s when the Isabelle de Borchgrave exhibit was at the Legion of Honor. Here I took a brief look at Agnolo Bronzino of Eleanor of Toledo (1522–1562), the wife of Cosimo I de’ Medici. The Medici family’s had a Papal monopoly on Alum and Eleanor of Toledo employed her own weavers.
Now there is a new book out on Cosimo I de Medici’s wardrobe, written by Roberta Orsi Landini, a textile and costume scholar, who has worked for over 20 years on the textile and costume collections at the Pitti Palace in Florence. Her work here is likely to be of great importance to the study of fashion and textile history.
Other works by Roberta Orsi Landini: