Brilliant Discourse

Brilliant Discourse

Pictures and Readers in Early Modern Rome

Hardback316pp Illustrated254x190mm

9780300204193     Product Code: 507987


The Life and Miracles of St Benedict, the seven books published by Camillo Agrippa between 1553 and 1598, Pietro Paolo Magni’s Manual for Barber-Surgeons and Magino Gabrielli’s Dialogues on Silk: the illustrations, authors and varied subject matter of these 16th-century Italian books are discussed in detail in this study of ‘treatises that engaged their readers through the purposeful use of printed pictures’.

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