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Il libro dell'arte

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Scritto a cavallo tra il XIV e il XV secolo da Cennino Cennini, un pittore di scuola fiorentina, nato a Colle di Val d'Elsa, allievo di Agnolo Gaddi e autore forse di una "Madonna col Bambino" conservata presso il Deposito degli Uffizi, "Il libro dell'arte" è certamente tra i più famosi trattati sulle tecniche artistiche che siano stati tramandati. La fortuna di ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published 2005 by Neri Pozza (first published 1437)
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Vincent
Mar 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mephistopheles
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Charming, evocative, though not particularly useful. The section on pigments, however, was fascinating.
Wessel van der Merwe
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
A great book of the Italian art craftsman - methods and colour pigments, prints etc. a technical book. It was written in the day or era of studying art with a master artist in an atelier. Advice for example given under "Fundamental provisions for anyone who enters this profession" is and I quote again "....begin by decking yourselves with this attire: Enthusiasm, Obedience, and Constancy. And begin to submit yourself to the direction of a master for instruction as early as you can; and do not ...more
Andrew Volpe
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
Marian
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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."
Deborah
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...
Luisa
Mar 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
The nuts and bolts of trecento Italian art, as it was written down in the quatrecento; who could fail to love it?
Lisa Sharp
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun reading the notes of a medieval craftsman. How to make egg tempera and your own brushes from minever tails.
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