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Los Nueve Secretos de Art

Los Nueve Secretos de Art

Holograph notebook with twelve formulas for crafts and decorative artwork using textiles, paper, photographs, metals, and glass. Notebook is signed, and includes a place and date: "Antón, noviembre de 1916." In addition to the directions for each formula are color mixtures, lists of materials used, and their total cost. Illustrated with a few small explanatory drawings. Formulas include those for incrusting and engraving glass; illuminating photographic portraits; painting on velvet, corduroy, and satin; making pictures of bronze; and constructing fruits and flowers.