The painter's handbook : a complete reference
- Mark David Gottsegen ; with illustrations by the author.
- Rev. and expanded.
- New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006.
- Physical description
- 357 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ND1500 .G6155 2006
- In-library use ND1500 .G6155 2006
- Gottsegen, Mark David.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-341) and index.
- Basic tools and equipment for the artist
- Sizes and grounds
- Solvents and thinners
- Varnishes, balsams, driers, preservatives, and retarders
- Making your own paints
- Oil paints
- Water-thinned paints
- Synthetic binders
- Mural paints and techniques
- Picture protection
- Conservation and restoration.
- Publisher's Summary
- The original 1993 edition of "The Painter's Handbook" was not just another guide to artist's materials; it established itself as an amazingly thorough professional resource, with complete details on the vast array of materials available to the artist, including canvases and papers, sizes and grounds, pigments and binders, solvents and thinners, varnishes and preservatives. The book also contains dozens of step-by-step recipes for making art materials, including made at home or the studio paints, pastels, varnishes, gessoes, sizes, supports, and equipment. "The Painter's Handbook", revised and expanded, is a thoroughly revised edition of the original publication. It has been updated to accommodate the enormous changes in the art materials world during the past decade: in which many new kinds of revolutionary paints and pigments have entered the market; new health issues are addressed concerning outmoded and even harmful materials and practices; and new ASTM standards - of which the author Mark Gottsegen is the chairman of this government committee to set standards for the performance, quality, and health labelling of artist's paints and related materials - on light fastness and the general longevity of art materials are provided.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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