This Baroque-inspired cover comes from a 1725 binding of The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio, a masterpiece of Italian literature dealing in stories of love and lust. Boccaccio was an Italian writer and poet who helped lay the foundations of Renaissance humanism.
Romantic in tone and form, The Decameron broke with medieval standards by focusing on human emotions and ambitions, especially the ability to overcome (and even exploit) one’s fortune. Today, it remains an affirmation of humanity and moral values.
With golden flowers and arabesques bursting forth from a rich, red background, and highlighted with golden book edge printing, Fiammetta is now available as a hardcover journal, pencil case and bookmark.