Artist Beware: The Hazards in Working with All Art and Craft Materials and the Precautions Every Artist and Photographer Should Take

Artist Beware: The Hazards in Working with All Art and Craft Materials and the Precautions Every Artist and Photographer Should Take

by Michael McCann
     
 


Revised and fully updated, Artist Beware may well be the most important book an artist can own or that instructors can recommend to their students. It is a thorough and highly detailed examination of the hazards of working with art and craft materials, and of the precautions one should take to ensure good health and safety. The book provides full analyses of how…  See more details below

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Revised and fully updated, Artist Beware may well be the most important book an artist can own or that instructors can recommend to their students. It is a thorough and highly detailed examination of the hazards of working with art and craft materials, and of the precautions one should take to ensure good health and safety. The book provides full analyses of how gases, liquids, vapors, dusts, and fumes can harm the artist, and studies all aspects of safety in the studio, including the care, handling, and disposal of materials, the use of various kinds of protective equipment, and possible physical hazards.
Includes new information on:

the new exposure limits of chemicals
health clinics in the United States and Canada where artists can be treated for art- related illnesses
new, safer products available to printmakers
health hazards associated with computer art
and much more
Students, professional artists, and craftspeople alike will appreciate the possibly lifesaving information available in this indispensable volume.
Michael McCann, PhD, CIH, is one of the world's leading authorities on health hazards in the arts. He is also the author of Health Hazards: Manual for Artists.

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Booknews
Subtitled, The Hazards in Working with All Art and Craft Materials--and the Precautions Every Artist and Photographer Should Take. Originally published in 1979 by Watson-Guptill. The second edition of this important reference is substantially revised and updated, presenting current information on chemical and physical hazards and practical advice on how to eliminate or minimize them. Recommendations are specific for various art and craft techniques and materials that have been shown to be hazardous; those which are benign are so described. A chapter on children and art materials is important for teachers and parents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756779191
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
564

Meet the Author


MICHAEL MCCANN, PHD, CIH, is one of the world’s leading authorities on health hazards in the arts. He is also the author of Health Hazards: Manual for Artists. He lives and works in
New York City.

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