Labor and Lace: The Crafts of Giacomo Franco’s Habiti delle donne venetiane

@article{Jones2014LaborAL,
  title={Labor and Lace: The Crafts of Giacomo Franco’s Habiti delle donne venetiane},
  author={Ann Rosalind Jones},
  journal={I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={399 - 425}
}
  • A. R. Jones
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • History, Art
  • I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance
THE TOPIC OF THIS ESSAY is the work of Venetian women of the cinquecento and seicento who made lace and the way such lace was represented in the engravings of Giacomo Franco, whose costume book, Habiti delle donne venetiane (ca. 1592–1609), showed how Venetian women wore it (fig. 1). Looking at the historical context of lace in Franco’s Venice, I explore the interplay between Franco’s prints, his written text, and the material and political culture he inhabited. The question that interests me… 

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