The Materials and Craft of Early Iconographers by Mihaela D. LeonidaThe Materials and Craft of Early Iconographers by Mihaela D. Leonida

The Materials and Craft of Early Iconographers

byMihaela D. Leonida

Paperback | April 7, 2014

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This book describes in detail the materials and techniques used by medieval iconographers. It offers information about the natural sources, the raw materials, the tools and the technologies involved in preparing them. The book allows entry into the secretive world of very knowledgeable and skilled artisans, about which very little is known. Topics covered include raw materials, pigments, binders, solvents, adhesives, inks and varnishes. Special chapters will be dedicated to the fresco technique as practiced by the early iconographers, grinding, painting on glass and the training/apprenticeship of these craftsmen.
Title:The Materials and Craft of Early IconographersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pagesPublished:April 7, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319048279

ISBN - 13:9783319048277

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Table of Contents

The Technical Part of The Painter's Manuals Compiled and Used by Early Iconographers: Historic Notes.- Materials from Natural Sources and Those Prepared in the Iconographer's Studio or in the Peasant Household.- Pigments.- Gilding.- Adhesives Prepared from Vegetal and Animal Sources Used by Iconographers.- Varnishes.- Inks Prepared and Used by Iconographers.- About Grinding.- Iconographers and theFrescoTechnique.- Icons on Glass: Materials and Technique.- The apprenticeship of an Iconographer.