Vasari on technique: being the introduction to the three arts of design, architecture, sculpture and painting, prefixed to the Lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors, and architects
Dover Publications, Jun 1, 1960 - Architecture - 328 pages
Great craftsman and biographer's full, readable discussions of architecture — orders, pavements, planning and design, etc.; sculpture — modelling in wax and clay, tools and materials used in marble carving, reliefs, bronze figures, etc.; painting — foreshortening, coloring, fresco, tempera, gilding, stained glass windows, niello work, etc. 29 illustrations.
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