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On Divers Arts (Dover Art Instruction)

by Theophilus

ISBN 0486237842 / 9780486237848 / 0-486-23784-2
Publisher Dover Publications
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Book summary

First 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.