The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques

The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques

by Ralph Mayer, Steven Sheehan
     
 

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Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist's Handbook has been indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and art students. The book has remained continuously in print through many editions and has some more than a quarter of a million copies. It is, as American Artist Magazine calls it, the "artist's bible," an invaluable

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Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist's Handbook has been indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and art students. The book has remained continuously in print through many editions and has some more than a quarter of a million copies. It is, as American Artist Magazine calls it, the "artist's bible," an invaluable reference for the painter, sculptor, and printmaker. During the past few years, however, new art movements and new research have led to many changes in the technology of artist's materials. With the assistance of Mayer's window, Bena, and his colleagues, Viking and Steven Sheehan, Director of the Ralph Mayer Center at Yale University, have prepared this latest revision of the book, which is now completely updated and expanded.

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**** An earlier edition of this classic is recommended by BCL3. This edition of the reference is revised by Steven Sheehan (Yale Art School). It covers pigments, oils, acrylics, tempera, grounds, watercolor, pastel, mural painting, gums, waxes, chemistry, conservation and various other topics including toxicity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670837014
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Series:
Reference Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition, Revised and Updated
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
388,656
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.56(h) x 2.13(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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