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David Whittaker

Specialist subjects - academic, scholarly, humanities, literature, art, architecture, poetry, history, ideas; I also publish and write books as Wavestone Press.

The Three Books of the Potter's Art


A superb facsimile edition of the first major European treatise devoted to the art of pottery (mid-16th century). With charming illustrations demonstrating the sourcing & preparation of raw materials, with recipes for glazes & pigments. Piccolpasso (1524-1579) was from Bologna. Translated from the Italian with an abundance of notes from the original MS in the V&A.