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The Craftsman's Handbook:
"Il Libro dell' Arte"

by Cennino d'Andrea Cennini, Daniel V. Thompson, Jr.

ISBN 048620054X / 9780486200545 / 0-486-20054-X
Publisher Dover Publications
Language English
Edition Softcover
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"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, more. Direct link to artists of the Middle Ages. Translation and Introduction by D. V. Thompson. "Delightful flavor..."  N.Y. Herald Tribune.