May 13, 2020

Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France:

A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640
Reid Hall | 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Free and open to the public

A production of the Making and Knowing Project, this edition provides a transcription and English translation of Ms. Fr. 640, composed by an anonymous “author-practitioner” in 1580s Toulouse and now held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France. This manuscript offers unique firsthand insight into making and materials from a time when artists were scientists. The research resources in this edition explore the manuscript’s context and diverse topics.

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