This active bibliography is intended to reflect both required readings from various STITAH iterations as well as other useful texts; please check back regularly as titles will be continually uploaded.

Early Italian Painting

Bomford, David, with Jill Dunkerton, Dillian Gordon, Ashok Roy, and Jo Kirby. Italian Painting Before 1400. National Gallery of Art, London, 1989.

Materials Aand Techniques Of European And American

Ainsworth, Maryan. Northern Renaissance Drawings and Under-drawings: A Proposed Method of Study. Master Drawings: Vol. 27,  1989, pages 5-38.
Bomford, David. The Materials of Underdrawings, in Underdrawings in Renaissance Paintings. National Gallery of London Publications, 2002.

Basic Texts

Ayres, J. The Artist’s Craft.  A History of Tools, Techniques and Materials. Phaidon, Oxford, 1985. 
Carr, D.W., Leonard, M. Looking at Paintings.  A Guide to Technical Terms. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992.
Craddock, PT. Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries. Taylor and Francis, 2009.
Hedley, Gerry. On Humanism, Aesthetics, and the Cleaning of Paintings in Measured Opinions: Collected Papers on the Conservation of Paintings. United Kingdom Institute for Conservation, 1993.
Kirsch, Andrea and Rustin Levenson. Seeing Through Paintings. Yale University Press, 2000.

Primary Sources

Bardwell, Thomas. The Practice of Painting and Perspective Made Easy. Richardson, London, 1756.
Borghini. Il Riposo.
Cennini, Cennino d’Andrea. The Craftsman’s Handbook: Il Libro dell’Arte. Dover, New York and London, 1954.