NEWER SCANS. TRADES DEPICTED. Jost Amman was born in Zurich in , the son of a noted scholar. . and craftsmen began publishing pattern books and trade secrets in the. The Book of Trades contains block prints of various trades of An title, images, and exacting description about each craft and trade is presented in German.

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Jost Amman

The bindery must have been pretty cold in winter: The shank on the leftmost tool hanging on the back wall creaser? Return to Book Page. Woodcut by Jost Amman tardes From the Frauentrachtenbuch Frankfurt, During time of Plague would process through streets Stephen Bathory A cobbler by trade, he had also learnt the art of the Meistersinger master singer.

He also executed many of the woodcut illustrations for the Bible published at Frankfurt by Sigismund Feierabend, oc for a topographical survey of Bavaria by Philipp Apian. Paintings in oil and on glass are attributed to him, but none have been identified. Michael Wilson rated it really liked it Dec 18, He was himself well-educated.


Accessed May 11, Want to Read saving…. I shape and cut the books for size, And a stamp that beautifies, And gild some spines, but just a few. I bind them all In parchment or in boards of wood.

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Robert Pastor added it Nov 08, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Sell images Our Blog. To ask other readers questions about The Book of Tradesplease sign up. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! His attitude to pilgrims reflects his Protestant sympathies. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

He jst derogatory and anti-Semitic references to the Jewish community, even though the town had expelled the Jews in Books by Jost Amman. It occurs to me jos that perhaps the long shank was necessary if the early binders were using an open wood fire to heat their tools.


Jost Amman June 13, — March 17, was a Swiss -German artist, celebrated chiefly for his woodcutsdone mainly for book illustrations. Kevin Maurer added it May 27, Please enter your password Forgotten your password? Although like most woodcut artists, he normally let a specialist formschneider cut the block to his drawing, he occasionally wmman both a cutter’s knife and a quill pen in his signature on prints, suggesting he sometimes cut his own blocks.

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