The following lists some texts that relate particularly to the materials and methods of painting in the middle ages. See also Primary and Secondary Sources.


M. Baxandall, Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy, Clarendon, Oxford, 1972.

D. Bomford, J. Dunkerton, D. Gordon, A. Roy and J. Kirby, Art in the Making: Italian Painting before 1400, National Gallery Publications, London, 1996.

Cennino Cennini, The Craftsman's Handbook, tr. D.V. Thompson, Dover, New York, 1960.

J.C. Cooper, An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols, Thames and Hudson, London, 1978.

H.B.J. Maginnis, The World of the Early Sienese Painter, Pennsylvania University Press, Pennsylvania, 2001.

M.P. Merrifield, Original Treatises on the Arts of Painting, Dover, New York, 1967.

A. Roy and P. Smith, eds., Paintings Techniques, IIC, London, 1998.

Theophilus, On Divers Arts, tr. J.G. Hawthorne and C.S. Smith, Dover, New York, 1979.

Theophilus, The Various Arts, tr.C.R. Dodwell, Clarendon, Oxford, 1961.

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