Artist Beware

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Lyons Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Art - 564 pages
Is your art killing you? Artist Beware may well be the most important book an artist can own or that art instructors can recommend to their students. It is a thorough and highly detailed examination of the hazards of working with art and craft materials, and of the precautions one should take to assure good health and safety. The book includes analyses of how gases, liquids, vapors, dusts, and fumes can harm the artist, and studies all aspects of safety in the studio, including the care, handling, and disposal of materials, the use of various kinds of protective equipment, and possible physical hazards. Artist Beware covers the following kinds of art: Painting Ceramics Computer Art Children's Art Drawing Printmaking Sculpture Metalworking Glass Arts Textile Arts Photocopier Art Enameling Jewelry Photography Woodworking . . . and much more Students, professional artists, and craftspeople alike will appreciate the possibly life-saving information available in this handy volume.

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User Review  - Alyssa - Goodreads

There were some good tips on preventing disease from art materials. But a lot of them were common sense. And the book was hard to understand at times. Read full review


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How Art Materials Can Hurt You

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MICHAEL MCCANN, Ph.D., C.I.H. one of the world's leading authorities on health hazards in the arts, is Director of the Center for Safety in the Arts and author of the distinguished ARTIST BEWARE, the most exhaustive reference book on the subject of health hazards for artists.

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