SANTA MARIA NOVELLA | Photography Book
Santa Maria Novella Coffee Table Book
A glorious hard cover coffee table book that takes you through the rooms and private doors of Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella.The Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella Hardcover Photography book.
This book is a luxurious memento of the historic house of Santa Maria Novella and the art of creating fine products from ingredients in the Tuscan countryside.
For centuries, the house has been at the heart of Florentine art, history and culture.
These products have been loved for their quality and craftsmanship across generations, and this book showcases that heritage in stunning photography and vivid prose.
The Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella can trace its roots back to the Florence of 1221. In that year, Dominican friars founded the convent of Santa Maria Novella, and began to cultivate - among other things - a garden. From that same garden, many centuries of experience in pharmacopoeia and natural preparations began to develop. And in later years that experience would expand to include the worlds of cosmetics, fragrances and wellness products.
Beautiful hardcover book on perfume and traditional pharmaceutical soaps, balms and salves from the world’s oldest, still-operating pharmacy in Florence, est. 1221 by the Dominican monks of Santa Maria Novella.
Book measures 23 x 32cm.
Printed in Italy.