‘The History of Scagliola’ is divided into sections, each containing a number of separate chapters.  New sections and chapters will be announced in advance and added  to the site as they become available.  When completed the work will cover the period from the end of the sixteenth century until today.  Although designed chronologically, each section can be read as a stand-alone topic.  The first two sections are introductory:  Section I gives a brief history of the use of marble up to and including the Renaissance;  Section II describes changes in the secular and religious architecture of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that had a direct bearing on the early history of scagliola – its invention and its subsequent success.

The contents of the site are drawn from a variety of sources: visits to relevant buildings throughout Europe and the UK;  an ongoing review of research papers, articles and books; the advice and assistance of curators, librarians and architects; and my own experience of working with scagliola over three decades.  References can be found at the bottom of each chapter.  Special acknowledgements appear on the section title pages.

All the photographs are my own unless otherwise stated, likewise the text.   The contents of this site are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the author’s express consent.

Errors and omissions are inevitable in a study of this scope and I apologise for them in advance.  One of the advantages of a live website is that mistakes can be acknowledged and corrected, and readers who would like to share new – or conflicting – information on the history of scagliola will be very welcome.

I can be contacted at: [email protected]

Details of my own work can be found at: http://www.richardferoze.com
(Please note that I am no longer involved in the manufacture of scagliola.)

‘The History of Scagliola’ is divided into sections, each containing a number of separate chapters.    New sections and chapters will be announced in advance and added to the site as they become available.  When completed the work will cover the period from the end of the sixteenth century until today.  Although designed chronologically, each section can be read as a stand-alone topic.  The first two sections are introductory:  Section I gives a brief history of the use of marble up to and including the Renaissance;  Section II describes changes in the secular and religious architecture of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that had a direct bearing on the early history of scagliola – its invention and its subsequent success.

The contents of the site are drawn from a variety of sources: visits to relevant buildings throughout Europe and the UK;  an ongoing review of research papers, articles and books; the advice and assistance of curators, librarians and architects; and my own experience of working with scagliola over three decades.  References can be found at the bottom of each chapter.  Special acknowledgements appear on the section title pages.

All the photographs are my own unless otherwise stated, likewise the text.   The contents of this site are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the author’s express consent.

Errors and omissions are inevitable in a study of this scope and I apologise for them in advance.  One of the advantages of a live website is that mistakes can be acknowledged and corrected, and readers who would like to share new – or conflicting – information on the history of scagliola will be very welcome.

I can be contacted at: [email protected]

Details of my own work can be found at: http://www.richardferoze.com
(Please note that I am no longer involved in the manufacture of scagliola.)