Thursday 12 March 2009

Bookcase in the Medicean Library, Florence.

The bookcases are of walnut-wood, a material which is said to have been prescribed by the Pope himself. They were executed, if we may believe Vasari, by Battista del Cinque and Ciapino, but they are now known to have been designed by Michelangelo.
The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Care of Books by John Willis Clark

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