"In a field crowded with art instruction series, Barron's has released the first three volumes in its new "Artist's Handbook" series. It is, perhaps, the best of the lot, and these first three volumes can be unequivocally recommended. â?¦ The books are surprisingly comprehensive, with clear and lively texts complemented by more than 400 illustrations in each. â?¦ There are delightful chapters on the history of each medium â?¦ The publisher has wisely chosen to house each book in sturdy hardcovers with hidden spiral bindings that keep pages lying flat. â?¦ Published at a very attractive price, this series can be purchased without hesitation."
Library Journal, October 2003