Book Review: Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking – The First 500 Years

Olivia M. Lenahan

Abstract


The Italian town of Fabriano is known for producing high-quality handmade paper – an industry that began in the 13th century and that has endured for eight centuries. How did the industry take hold in this Italian town and how did it endure for so long? Author Sylvia Rodgers Albro tells this story in her new book, Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking. Readers who appreciate history and engineering will enjoy Albro’s narrative, wonderful photography, and diagrams as they bring to life the art, science, and social history of papermaking in Fabriano.

Keywords


Fabriano; Papermaking; Watermark; Italian history; Paper origins; Art history

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