by Daniel V Thompson, Jr.
Publications, Inc. New York
Available in reprint from Dover Press.
book is the basis for modern egg tempera. It contains the procedures
and recipes for gesso, paint, brushes etc, and covers
painting and drawing techniques that were used in Florence
by the painters
of the 1500s. It includes advice to young painters and
appropriate prayers to offer before and after working. Also advice
correct behavior for young artists. It's an amusing read as Cennino
his young apprentices that staying up late drinking and having
sex will make their hands shake when painting delicate work.
Principles and Practice
Dover Publications; New Ed edition (June 1, 1973)
book outlines the basic processes involved in sculpture production.
Starting with clay and creating casts of it from a
mold. Sculpture in the round, low relief with examples from historical
sculptures. Wood carving sculpture and stone carving are
A listing of basic tools needed and a glossary of terms.