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On Divers Arts

The Foremost Medieval Treatise on Painting, Glassmaking, and Metalwork
On Divers Arts
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Dover Pubns
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.

First printed in the 12th century, here is the earliest treatise on the arts written by a practicing artist. The Benedictine author details pigments, glass blowing, stained glass, gold and silver work, and more 34 illustrations.


Authors: Theophilus, Presbyter, active 12th century
Statement of Responsibility: Theophilus ; translated from the Latin with introd. and notes by John G. Hawthorne and Cyril Stanley Smith
Title: On divers arts
the foremost medieval treatise on painting, glassmaking, and metalwork
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, c1979
Characteristics: xxxv, 216 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes: "An unabridged and corrected republication of the work originally published in 1963 by the University of Chicago Press."
Translation of: De diversis artibus
Bibliography: Bibliography: p. 195-200
Subject Headings: Technology Early works to 1800 Christian art and symbolism Medieval, 500-1500 Early works to 1800 Art Early works to 1800
Topical Term: Technology
Christian art and symbolism
Art
Additional Contributors: Smith, Cyril Stanley - 1903-
Hawthorne, John G.
LCCN: 78074298
ISBN: 0486237842
Branch Call Number: 700 T
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