The Painter's Handbook: A Complete Reference

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006 - Art - 357 pages
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Much more than just another guide to artistsí materials, The Painterís Handbook is an amazingly useful resource, with information on everything from the canvas up: the canvas itself, plus paper, sizes and grounds, pigments and binders, solvents and thinners, varnishes and preservatives. Dozens of step-by-step recipes for make-it-yourself paints, pastels, varnishes, gessoes, sizes, supports, and equipment take this indispensable guide way beyond the competition. Authoritatively written by Mark David Gottsegen, chair of the federal governmentís ASTM committee on artistís materials, the revised Painterís Handbook considers the enormous changes in the art-materials world since the first edition was published in 1993. New materials, new health issues, new information on outmoded and even harmful supplies and practices mean that every painter needs a copy of The Painterís Handbook.
  

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User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

This book tells you absolutely everything you could ever want to know about painting; it gives the techniques and materials as well as the pros and cons to those different techniques and materials. A valuable resource, however the writing is dry and exceedingly boring. Read full review

Review: The Painter's Handbook

User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

This book tells you absolutely everything you could ever want to know about painting; it gives the techniques and materials as well as the pros and cons to those different techniques and materials. A valuable resource, however the writing is dry and exceedingly boring. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
Supports
32
Pigments
126
PAINT MAKING AND PAINTING METHODS
199
PICTURE PROTECTION AND RESTORATION
273
List of Suppliers
325
Copyright

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Mark David Gottsegen, in his role as chairman of the ASTM subcommittee on artists' paints and related materials, helps develop ASTM standards for art materials. A professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he lives in Climax, NC.

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