A production of the Making and Knowing Project, this edition provides a transcription and English translation of Ms. Fr. 640, composed by an anonymous “author-practitioner” in 1580s Toulouse and now held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France. This manuscript offers unique firsthand insight into making and materials from a time when artists were scientists. The research resources in this edition explore the manuscript’s context and diverse topics.
French Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum includes artwork from the French Renaissance with images and texts on the work, historical moment, artistic genre, and artist. The site is bilingual in French and English and provides guides for educators.
CESAR is a resource for French theater of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It offers two major interlinked facilities — a database and an imagebank — but also supplementary materials (complete online versions of key compendia, a corpus of contemporary reviews, police reports and treatises), all of which are accessible from either the database or the imagebank.