The Handbook of Painted Decoration: The Tools, Materials and Step-by-Step Techniques of Trompe l'oeil Painting

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The essential reference for amateur and professional alike, The Handbook of Painted Decoration is the first book to cover the whole spectrum of trompe l'oeil decorative painting, from classic marbling and wood graining to ancient techniques of decorative painting that have been nearly forgotten.
In this authoritative and practical guide, two distinguished teachers and award-winning artist-painters share their knowledge and the secrets of their trade, providing clear step-by-step...

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Overview

The essential reference for amateur and professional alike, The Handbook of Painted Decoration is the first book to cover the whole spectrum of trompe l'oeil decorative painting, from classic marbling and wood graining to ancient techniques of decorative painting that have been nearly forgotten.
In this authoritative and practical guide, two distinguished teachers and award-winning artist-painters share their knowledge and the secrets of their trade, providing clear step-by-step instruction on all the techniques and expert advice on tools and materials. From the simplest geometric borders to panoramic murals, they cover every conceivable subject, providing a vast repertoire of fine visual effects. Among them are: basic patinas and variations, marble, wood, bricks and stonework, mosaics, ivory, terracotta, mother-of-pearl, leather, parchment, decorative friezes and ornamental devices, drapery, trelliswork, and many other faux materials.
Illustrated in full color throughout, The Handbook of Painted Decoration is a necessary reference for everyone who loves trompe l'oeil-whether painter, decorator, interior designer, or homeowner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393730012
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Professional Books Series
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 604,708
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Yannick Guégan author of the chapters on marble, wood, friezes and ornaments, and drapery in The Handbook of Painted Decoration (Norton), is an expert decorative painter and lacquerer who has practiced his trade for almost forty years. In 1982 he was awarded the title Meilleur Ouvrier de France for decorative painting and trompe l’oeil, the highest French distinction in the trade. He is the founder of the Institute Guégan at Mesquer-Quimiac in Brittany, where he teaches the techniques of decorative painting to students from around the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2003

    Finest Source for decorative painters

    Unfortunately my copy was stolen. Don't let it out of your sight! It has been the best source and tool when designing and selling work to clients. All of the finishes are beautiful & expertly executed. All other books of this type pale in comparison.

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