The Craftsman's Handbook

The Craftsman s Handbook Obviously of great merit Art Material Trade News Fifteenth century handbook written by a working artist of the day reveals secrets and techniques of the masters in drawing oil painting frescoes p

  • Title: The Craftsman's Handbook
  • Author: Cennino Cennini Daniel V. Thompson Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780486200545
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Obviously of great merit Art Material Trade News Fifteenth century handbook, written by a working artist of the day, reveals secrets and techniques of the masters in drawing, oil painting, frescoes, panel painting, gilding, casting, Direct link to artists of the Middle Ages Translation and Introduction by D V Thompson Delightful flavor N.Y Herald Tr Obviously of great merit Art Material Trade News Fifteenth century handbook, written by a working artist of the day, reveals secrets and techniques of the masters in drawing, oil painting, frescoes, panel painting, gilding, casting, Direct link to artists of the Middle Ages Translation and Introduction by D V Thompson Delightful flavor N.Y Herald Tribune.

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    1. Every artist should read this. He writes this in debtors prison. He is trying to be academic in his presentation but to our modern ears it has some funny parts. Like about making women's makeup, that one should avoid dating to be a good artists, etc. There are a lot of useful things if you want to know the formulas used for painting and crafts from the 14th century.

    2. One of the best books available for learning Medieval art techniques, and offers a unique insight into a way of life / philosophy of the period.Ancient Painting course book, Westfield State College, 1999/2000

    3. "Fiecare meșteșug, prin însăși natura sa, e folositor și plăcut; și aceasta pentru cine se ține de el, iar pentru cine nu se ține, e invers."

    4. It was kind of weird to read a book about the materials and techniques of art from a really sexist author for a studio art class at a women's college

    5. The nuts and bolts of trecento Italian art, as it was written down in the quatrecento; who could fail to love it?

    6. Fun reading the notes of a medieval craftsman. How to make egg tempera and your own brushes from minever tails.

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