The secondary literature covering The Alchemy of Paint's territory is enormous. The following list is a tiny selection of some that I found useful. See also works listed under Traditional Studies.


P. Armour, Dante's Griffin and the history of the world, Clarendon, Oxford, 1989.

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

O. Blanchette, The Perfection of the Universe According to Aquinas, Penn State University Press, 1992.

P. Boyde, Dante Philomythes and Philosopher, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1981.

W. Burkert, Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism, tr. E.L. Minar, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1972.

O. Clement, The Roots of Christian Mysticism, New City, London, 1993.

A.C. Crombie, Styles of Scientific Thinking in the European Tradition, 3 vols, Duckworth, London, 1994.

B.J.T. Dobbs, The Janus faces of genius, the role of alchemy in Newton's thought, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991.

P. Dronke, 'Tradition and Innovation in Medieval Western Colour Imagery', Eranos Yearbook, 41, 1972.

W. Eamon, Science and the Secrets of Nature, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1994.

J. Evans, Magical Jewels, Clarendon, Oxford, 1922.

W.T. Fernie, Precious Stones, Wright, Bristol, 1907.

J. Gage, Colour and Culture, Thames and Hudson, London, 1993.

T. Gantz, Early Greek Myth, John Hopkin University Press, Baltimore, 1993.

E. Gilson, Christian Philosophy of St Augustine, tr. L.E.M. Lynch, Victor Gollancz, London, 1961.

E. Grant (ed), A Source Book in Medieval Science, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1974.

E. Grant, Planets, Stars and Orbs, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994.

C.H. Hapgood, Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, Souvenir Press, London, 2001.

V.F. Hopper, Medieval Number Symbolism, Columbia University Press, New York, 1938.

R. Kay, Dante's Christian Astrology, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1994.

R. Kieckhefer, Magic in the Middle Ages, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000.

G. F. Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1913.

A. Lovejoy, The Great Chain of Being, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1976.

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

E. Male, The Gothic Image, Harper and Row, New York, 1972.

M.R. Menocal, The Ornament of the World, Little Brown and Co., Boston, 2002.

J.D. North, Chaucer's Universe, Clarendon, Oxford, 1988.

A. Ramage and P.T. Craddock, eds., King Croesus' Gold, British Museum Press, London, 2000.

G. Roberts, The Mirror of Alchemy, British Library, London, 1994.

A.B. Schroedinger, Readings in Medieval Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1996.

G.G. Scholem, Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, Thames and Hudson, London, 1955.

E. Spanier, ed., The Royal Purple and the Biblical Blue, Keter, Jerusalem, 1987.

P. Spufford, Money and its Uses in Medieval Europe, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1988.

B. Stock, Myth and Science in the Twelfth Century, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1972.

W.A. Wallace, 'The Philosophical Setting of Medieval Science', in Science in the Middle Ages, ed. D. C. Lindberg, University of Chicago Press, 1978.

E. Wind, Pagan Mysteries of the Renaissance, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1980.

R. and M. Wittkower, Born under Saturn, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1963.