Catalogue Number: 2195
Il Museo Dell'Occhiale Pieve di Cadore
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Institution: Il Museo Dell'Occhiale Pieve di Cadore
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Milan, Italy
Publisher/Manufacturer: Gruppo Editorele Fabbri
Description Of Item: Illustrated card covers, 204 pages, illustrated throughout mostly in colour. In Italian. Three introductory chapters. a glossary followed by a catalogue of the museum. The catalogue is divided into 16 categories and ends with a bibliography and short biographies of the authors.
Historical Significance: This book is a catalogue of the Museo dell' Occhiale (Museum of Spectacles). It presents some beautiful illustrations. The Museum was established in 1986 at the instigation of Signor Vittorio Tabacchi, the president of the Safilo Group, makers of spectacle frames. It's in a remote but beautiful village in the Dolomites,Italy, and is worth seeking out as one of the most extensive displays of its type in the world with over a thousand items to view. It includes not only antique spectacles but also many interesting modern examples, some formerly worn by Hollywood stars.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (from Abebooks)
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection