The Artist's Illustrated Encyclopedia: Techniques, Materials and Terms

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From à la poupée to Zinc White and everything in between, more than one thousand art definitions and descriptions are detailed here for the reader's benefit. Every art term, technique and material used by the practicing artist is included. Packed with hundreds of photographs, paintings, mini-demos, black & white diagrams and drawings, this is the most comprehensive and visually explicit artist's reference available. Artists will also find sidebars about specific entries and charts for a wealth of interrelated...
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Overview

From à la poupée to Zinc White and everything in between, more than one thousand art definitions and descriptions are detailed here for the reader's benefit. Every art term, technique and material used by the practicing artist is included. Packed with hundreds of photographs, paintings, mini-demos, black & white diagrams and drawings, this is the most comprehensive and visually explicit artist's reference available. Artists will also find sidebars about specific entries and charts for a wealth of interrelated information in one convenient listing. For example, "art movement," includes both the definition and a comprehensive chart listing each individual movement, style and school along with their approximate time periods and insightful descriptions. The Artist's Illustrated Encyclopedia will quickly become the artist's most prized reference--supplying the illustrated world of art in one easy-to-reference volume. Phil Metzger is the author of six art instruction books including Perspective Without Pain, and The North Light Artist's Guide to Materials & Techniques. He lives in Rockville, Maryland.
* A "must have" reference for every artist, beginner to advanced
* Entries are laid out in a fashion that's easy to access and understand
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Metzger's six previous books include the excellent North Light Artist's Guide to Materials & Techniques (LJ 11/15/96). Here he tackles the more daunting task of an encyclopedia of art terms used by the practicing artist, including those associated with art movements, techniques, materials, history, and conservation. To keep it lively, Metzger packs in hundreds of photographs, paintings, mini-demos, diagrams, and drawings. The result is more of an illustrated dictionary than anything truly encyclopedic. Most entries are a few lines or paragraphs, and many subjects, such as computer art, aren't adequately treated. While this may be an accessible and useful dictionary for students or amateur artists, it is not an essential purchase if Ralph Mayer's The HarperCollins Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques (1995) is already in the library. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781581800234
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 485
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.34 (d)

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