A Sculptor's Dialogue with Mariano Taccola, Fifteenth-Century Italian Artist-Engineer
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Pont La Vue Press
Lawrence Fane, 2006
54 pages 24 illustrations 18 in color
Lawrence Fane's fascination with scientific and artistic notation has taken the form of what he calls the "backwards influence" of Mariano Taccola. M.T./L.F. describes this interchange: Taccola's notebooks leave clues to his engineering and decorative intentions, and, five centuries later, Fane interprets these within the context of his own work. With reverence and delight, Fane illuminates the shared goals and methods of artists and madcap inventors.