Trade in Artists' Materials: Markets & Commerce in Europe to 1700 Ed.

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Ed: Jo Kirby, Susie Nash, Joanna Cannon

Where did artists buy their materials? Who prepared them? What did they cost? This volume draws together the international research in this new and rapidly developing field of interdisciplinary inquiry by historians, conservators, scientists, economic historians and historians of trade. The evidence concerning supply and distribution, availability, cost, quality and value of artists' materials is fundamental for interpreting surviving objects in a wider sense. The contributions range from specific case histories to more general views of the mechanisms and actuality of trading. This volume is based on the papers for the international conference European Trade in Painters' Materials to 1700 held at the Courtauld Institute and the National Gallery, London. Generously illustrated, Hardcover, 509 pages includes many maps illustrating trade routes.