publication . Article . 2018

Historical Re-enactment of Functional Reading in Gold- and Silversmithing

Thijs Hagendijk; Thijs Hagendijk;
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  • Published: 25 Jun 2018 Journal: Nuncius, volume 33, issue 2, pages 198-235 (eissn: 0394-7394 1825-3911, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>The early modern period witnessed a great increase in the production and dissemination of artisanal handbooks, manuals and recipes. A central question is what role these texts played in the transmission of artisanal knowledge. This study explores the case of Dutch silversmith Willem van Laer (1674–1722) who published a <jats:italic>Guidebook for upcoming gold- and silversmiths</jats:italic> (1721), a comprehensive and well-received manual of the craft. To assess the role of the <jats:italic>Guidebook</jats:italic> in the acquisition of practical skills in the eighteenth century, this study employs traditional historical ...
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free text keywords: craft education, manuals, historical re-enactment, H, C, History and Philosophy of Science, Visual arts, Early modern period, Craft, Historical method, Silversmith, media_common.cataloged_instance, media_common, Apprenticeship, History
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ARTECHNE
Technique in the Arts. Concepts, Practices, Expertise (1500-1950)
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 648718
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
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