The Terrace of the Map Room in the Uffizi Gallery is an environment whose murals represent the geographical maps of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, painted in 1588 to 1589 by Ludovico Buti and Stefano Bonsignori, while the wooden ceiling was decorated with paintings by Jacopo Zucchi that were transported from the Palazzo Florence in Rome during 1588 at the behest of Ferdinando I.
This volume, published at the end of the restoration that brought to light the qualities of style and technical peculiarities, documents the genesis and reasons for the commissioning of the room, its collecting history and the events that have marked it over the centuries, to finally arrive at the current perspectives.
In over 370 images (the result of an ad hoc photographic campaign) and with the multi-disciplinary contribution of 30 authors, not only the historical and artistic events of the environment are presented but also the analytical documentation of all the restoration works that have allowed to return the Terrazzo to the public in all its original splendor.
Published in both Italian and English by Nomos Edizioni, this precious volume pairs Sole Sans with Rialto dF, recalling the italian renaissance with dropcaps at the beginnings of the chapters. On the cover, type is playing with the wall paintings creating different layers.