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Conciatore: The Life and Times of 17th Century Glassmaker Antonio Neri

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This 1st Edition book is signed by the Author

"Conciatore by Paul Engle is an amazing account of the life of Antonio Neri. A must read." -Victor Trabucco, glass artist

Who was Antonio Neri? Conciatore details the life of the author of the first and most famous book on making glass. Venture into the mysterious world of a late Renaissance priest and alchemist; not a fictional character but a real flesh and blood man. Antonio Neri plied his craft in Florence, Pisa and Antwerp at the beginning of the seventeenth century. He was both a contemporary of Galileo, and a devotee of Paracelsus. Sponsored by a Medici prince, he is best known for writing L'Arte Vetraria.

Explore the cobbled streets of his home town, Florence, where his father served as court physician to the grand duke. Find out why it was not so strange for alchemy to be part of the education of a Catholic priest and why it was essential for a glassmaker to be an alchemist. Neri delighted European royalty with his glass formulations and artificial gems, but his interests ranged far wider. His work spanned the development of new medicines, attempts to make the fabled philosopher's stone and to transmute metals. The quest to make gold was not a simple folly; it spawned the experimental techniques that underpin modern science. Here, for the first time, the disparate threads of Antonio Neri's life are gathered together and assembled into a colorful tapestry. Paul Engle is an unaffiliated independent researcher living in Massachusetts. He is author of an English language translation of Neri's L'Arte Vetraria and of peer reviewed articles on Neri's life and work.

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Author(s):
Eagle, Paul
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Hardback
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This 1st Edition book is signed by the Author

"Conciatore by Paul Engle is an amazing account of the life of Antonio Neri. A must read." -Victor Trabucco, glass artist

Who was Antonio Neri? Conciatore details the life of the author of the first and most famous book on making glass. Venture into the mysterious world of a late Renaissance priest and alchemist; not a fictional character but a real flesh and blood man. Antonio Neri plied his craft in Florence, Pisa and Antwerp at the beginning of the seventeenth century. He was both a contemporary of Galileo, and a devotee of Paracelsus. Sponsored by a Medici prince, he is best known for writing L'Arte Vetraria.

Explore the cobbled streets of his home town, Florence, where his father served as court physician to the grand duke. Find out why it was not so strange for alchemy to be part of the education of a Catholic priest and why it was essential for a glassmaker to be an alchemist. Neri delighted European royalty with his glass formulations and artificial gems, but his interests ranged far wider. His work spanned the development of new medicines, attempts to make the fabled philosopher's stone and to transmute metals. The quest to make gold was not a simple folly; it spawned the experimental techniques that underpin modern science. Here, for the first time, the disparate threads of Antonio Neri's life are gathered together and assembled into a colorful tapestry. Paul Engle is an unaffiliated independent researcher living in Massachusetts. He is author of an English language translation of Neri's L'Arte Vetraria and of peer reviewed articles on Neri's life and work.

Added value:
Signed by the Author
Author(s):
Eagle, Paul
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st Edition, 1st Printing
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Heiden & Eagle

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