Fabriano : city of Medieval and Renaissance papermaking /

"Explores how the Arab art of papermaking by hand came to the Italian peninsula in the thirteenth century and why Fabriano was well-positioned to develop as the heart of this artisan craft, first in Italy and subsequently for a larger Mediterranean territory. Details of the technical advancemen...

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Main Author: Albro, Sylvia Rodgers (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New Castle, Delaware : Washington, D.C. : Oak Knoll Press ; Library of Congress, 2016.
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • An ancient past: Fabriano and Marche
  • How papermaking came to Italy
  • Improvement and innovation
  • Cultural and iconographic origins of the watermark
  • Medieval papermaking workshops
  • Early paper formats
  • Manuscripts, merchants, and printers
  • An industry in turmoil
  • Rejuvenation: the Pietro Miliani era.
  • APPENDICES. White wonder: the chemical and physical characteristics of early Fabriano paper
  • Determination of metal content in Fabriano paper used in early Italian printed books
  • Catalog: Selected Fabriano paper in Special Collections of the Library of Congress
  • Glossary of Italian terms related to papermaking.