The New Theophilus

The Theophilus gathers the arti­sans in Germany. Through its concise language style, the accu­racy of the infor­ma­tion and generous photo galleries, Theophilus is a prac­tical companion that leads into the world of quality produc­tion, artistic crafts­man­ship and sustain­able economy.

The name Theophilus goes back to the orig­inal: the “Theophilus” of the 12th century. The long lost work was discov­ered in 1770 by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Theophilus was the “Enzyk­lopädie des deutschen Kunsthandw­erks”, written by Theophilus Pres­byter, a Bene­dic­tine monk from Cologne. His work presented German work­shops and various styles of crafts­man­ship. The new Theophilus picks up this thread again and presents the arts and crafts of today on around 600 pages.

Published by Pascal Johanssen.

Enzyklopädie des deutschen Kunsthandwerks
AV Edition, Stuttgart
February 2020
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