The eighteenth-century treatise entitled L’Art du menuisier, by Andre-Jacob Roubo, is widely considered to be the richest source of information on the manufacture of interior woodwork and furniture. The work was intended to be an all-encompassing description of the joiner’s craft and came to regarded as something of a Bible within the trade. In his research, Herman den Otter aims to analyse the structure and content of L’Art du menuisier and survey the context in which it came into being. Is the work really as essential to our knowledge and interpretation of interior woodwork as it is generally supposed to be?
H. den Otter: Naar inzicht en vakmanschap. A.-J. Roubo’s L’ Art du menuisier over interieurbouw en meubelmakerij in de achttiende eeuw.
Prof. F. Grijzenhout
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