Originally printed in , this classic work on the field of metallurgy marked the beginning of a true technological literature. Biringuccio's Pirotechnia is the earliest printed work to cover the whole field of metallurgy. Originally printed in Venice in , this was the first book to deal with the applied metal arts and processes of ore reduction and to describe the techniques which had been in development since the bronze age. Written by a master craftsman in a time when knowledge was kept alive by the spoken rather than the written word, this classic marked the beginning of a true technological literature, with both craftsmanship and science united by a writer's pen to form a record of an important facet of man's achievement as a stimulus to further advance.
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Biringucci's work was the first clear and comprehensive book on the subject of metallurgy. Here can be found the first mention of cobalt blue and manganese as well as the use of common salt to separate gold and silver from baser metals. Colophon: Stampata in Venetia per Venturino Roffinello. Ad instantia di Curtio Nauo. Del M. Full title: De la pirotechnia. Composti per il s. Vanoccio Biringuccio Sennese. Senato veneto. De la pirotechnia. Chicago Biringucci, Vannoccio. Skip to main content.
Biringucci, Vannoccio C. You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. Chemistry in the s Biringucci's work was the first clear and comprehensive book on the subject of metallurgy.
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Biringucci's work was the first clear and comprehensive book on the subject of metallurgy. Here can be found the first mention of cobalt blue and manganese as well as the use of common salt to separate gold and silver from baser metals. Colophon: Stampata in Venetia per Venturino Roffinello. Ad instantia di Curtio Nauo. Del M. Full title: De la pirotechnia.
De la Pirotechnia is considered to be the first printed book on metallurgy to have been published in Europe. It was written in Italian and first published in Venice in The author was Vannoccio Biringuccio , a citizen of Siena , Italy, who died before it was published. Both De la pirotechnia and De re metallica were translated into English in the 20th century.