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Theophilus and the theory and practice of medieval art

Author: Heidi C Gearhart
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores Theophilus' On Diverse Arts, a twelfth-century treatise on artistic techniques. Examines the system of values according to which medieval artists operated and created art objects"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Theophilus, Presbyter; Theophilus, Presbyter
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi C Gearhart
ISBN: 9780271077154 0271077158
OCLC Number: 959552270
Description: xv, 193 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Pedagogy and exegesis --
The transformation of matter --
Monastic labor and craft --
The display of skill.
Responsibility: Heidi C. Gearhart.

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