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   Jacopo (Taccola)
   Mariano di
   M. d. J. (T.) ; nickname: Il Taccola (the crow / die Krähe) / Mariano Di Jacopo Detto Il Taccola ;
   
   
   1382 in Siena, now Italy
   1453 or 1458 c.
   Siena, now Italy
   a wine farmer
   
   artisanal training, failed to study law
   Italy
   De ingeneis (Concerning engines, written since 1419) ; De machinis (Concerning machines, c. 1449) ;
   admin. of Ghibelline Siena; order of San Jacomo (c.1453); T. offered his services to Emperor Sigismund, King of Hungary, who visited Siena in 1432
   
   technical drawing
   http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/genscheda.asp?appl=LIR&xsl=slideshow&lingua=ENG&chiave=100993 & http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Taccola
   Bib.Nat.France Paris Ms.Lat. 7239 & 7329 ; Bayerische Staatsbibl. Munich Cod.Lat.Monacensis 197 & 28800; Brit.Libr. Add 34113; Urbino, Codex Santini ;
   ThB 32 1938 ; James H. Beck (ed.): Liber tertius de ingeneis ac edifitiis non usitatis (Mailand 1969) ; Eberhard Knobloch (ed.): De machinis. De rebus militaribus (De machinis 1449) (Baden Baden 1984) ; Giustina Scaglia & Frank Prager (eds.): De ingeneis ... on engines & addenda (notebook) (Wiesbaden 1984) ;
   Italian polymath, administrator, engineer; arch source Bibl. Naz. Florence: codex Pal. 766 ; further refs. & analysis in Steffen Bogen: Fließende & unterbrochene Bewegung Linien bei Taccola, in F. Teja (ed.): Zur Theorie und Geschichte der Zeichnung (Munich 2009: 241-60). See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taccola.
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