On Divers Arts
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On Divers Arts by Theophilus
Book DescriptionFirst printed in the 12th century, here is the earliest treatise on the arts written by a practicing artist. Offering an essential understanding of pre-Renaissance art and technology, the Benedictine author details pigments, glass blowing, stained glass, gold and silver work, and more - information of great importance to craftsmen and historians of art and science. Includes 34 illustrations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486237848
(233mm x 163mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 2-Jun-1980
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Theophilus
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Edited with a facing-page translation by C.R. Dodwell, this treatise is of great interest as the only known treatise of the Middle Ages to describe all the major arts. The original manuscript has not survived, but Professor Dodwell's reconstruction is considered definitive.
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