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Leonardo da Vinci - Treatise on Painting
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Frate Luca Pacioli - Divine Proportion
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Albrecht Dürer - Geometric Institutions
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Albrecht Dürer - Geometric Institutions
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Albrecht Dürer - Geometric Institutions
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Collection of abacus texts
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Giovan Paolo Lomazzo - Treatise on the Art of Painting
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Leonardo da Vinci - Treatise on painting
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Leonardo da Vinci - Treatise on painting
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Giuseppe Bossi - From the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
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Leonardo da Vinci - Treatise on painting
Leonardo da Vinci - Treatise on Painting
Frate Luca Pacioli - Divine Proportion
Albrecht Dürer - Geometric Institutions
Albrecht Dürer - Geometric Institutions
Albrecht Dürer - Geometric Institutions
Collection of abacus texts
Giovan Paolo Lomazzo - Treatise on the Art of Painting
Leonardo da Vinci - Treatise on painting
Leonardo da Vinci - Treatise on painting
Giuseppe Bossi - From the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci - Treatise on painting

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This is the fourth edition of the Latin version of Unterweisung der Messung, the four-book measurement course composed by Albrecht Dürer and first printed in his workshop in Nuremberg in 1525. This work derives from a larger project by Dürer aimed at to create a book in his own language on art and painting, which included the knowledge necessary for the training of the painter, a project that was never completed, but from which several treatises were born, including this one. In fact, the master wanted to offer German artists and artisans texts in which the theoretical foundations and practical applications of their activity were laid. This need arose from his first trip to Italy in 1494-1495, where he was able to see the flourishing of reflections on the arts, their way of representing them and the proliferation of writings on these topics, the basis of the new Renaissance art. All this was lacking in the Nordic German countries: in fact we read in the preface of the work that “… so far in our German countries many skilled young people have been directed to practice painting by instructing them only with daily practice but without inculcating the foundations of their art. "

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