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Description - Treatise on Paint by Gianni Maimeri

'The Treatise on Paint' by Gianni Maimeri (1884-1951) is an unpublished manuscript in the author's own hand by one of the most unusual Italian artists of the early twentieth century. Founder of one of the country's most successful manufacturers of paints for the fine arts, still in operation and well-known the world over, the author managed to continue a very active career as a painter without interruption while running a business and accumulating a degree of technical know-how that was uncommon in his day. 'The Treatise on Paint', which Gianni Maimeri wrote as a mature man, occupies a unique position in the context of early twentieth century trends in technical and artistic publications in Italy and Europe. Difficulties linked with World War II and problems in the business, followed by the author's death, made it impossible to publish the manuscript until its recent rediscovery.
This edition of the text, edited by Sandro Baroni, preserves the author's changes to illustrate his thought processes as he wrote the text, and is accompanied by a number of useful tools: a technical glossary by Luigi Brusati and a bibliography by Paola Travaglio on the orientation of Italian publications in the sector. The appendix includes biographical notes on the author by Carlo Migliavacca and notes on his artistic career and exhibitions of his works by Paola Travaglio and Maite Rossi.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788842218517
ISBN-10: 8842218510
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Umberto Allemandi & Co
Publisher: Umberto Allemandi & Co
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: Italy

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Author Biography - Gianni Maimeri

Gianni Maimeriorn, born in 1884 in Varano (Varese), trained in Milano and Venezia. He held is first exhibition in 1918, followed by many others solo and group exhibitions. Painter and businessman he founded a firm that is still a worldwide leader in producing pigments for artists from all over the world. Maimeri died in 1951 in Milan. Sandro Baroni is a restorer and expert in the history of artistic techniques. He taught in Fine Arts Academies e at the University of Bologna and now holds seminars at the Politecnico of Milano. Baroni is the author of numerous publications on literary sources of information on Medieval and Renaissance artistic techniques.

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