Lucca. Iconography of the City
BEDINI, Gilberto; FANELLI, Giovanni
Fondazione Ragghianti, Lucca, 1998
2 vols., b. & wh. and col. ill. and phot. (28.5x21 cm.)
The history of urban iconography, which has long been an object of study in many Italian cities, had not previously been undertaken in Lucca. Now the fruit of the recent efforts by numerous scholars is not merely an important contribution to the historiography of our city: thanks to the critical dimension of the texts and of the catalogue factsheets, which offer an intricately layered reading of the urban texture, the work makes a major contribution to the revitalisation of culture in Lucca and promotes enhanced awareness by its citizens of the inestimable value of the city.