The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques is a reference book by Ralph Mayer (–). Intended by the author for use by professional artists. The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques has ratings and 26 reviews. H said: This book is great for anyone with technical questions about. 16 Sep The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer, , available at Book Depository with free delivery.

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Laura Greig rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Mayer founded the Artists Technical Research Institute in Sep 13, Alessandra rated it liked artust Shelves: Even if it’s outdated to you if you work in some form of traditional media I think it’s useful to have.

Feb 25, Zoe rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Painting in oil; coarse textures; mat finish.

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What Painting Is James Elkins. This book is long overdue for thorough revisions. Clearly not grasping that with all the skills and techniques needed to master oil painting, the luxury and benefit of acrylics on the other hand is in not needing to worry about the changing properties of the painting’s structure, as you work in layers this makes an oil painting susceptible to cracking or other kinds of fissures and distortion.


Painter’s Handbook Mark David Gottsegen. He is the author… More about Ralph Mayer.

This resource book is a MUST in every artists studio A handbook targeted to high school art students and covers drawings, pigments, and other forms of painting. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

The use of formulas. A venerable workhorse, but important parts of this book are seriously out-of-date. Aug 22, Mayrr added it. They publish about 75 books a year and are have bestsellers across the world. Grounds for Oil and Tempera Painting Grounds and supports. Jul 25, H rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Watercolor Painting Tom Hoffmann.

The artist’s handbook of materials and techniques. A catalog descriptive list of pigments arranged alphabetically.

Artists Handbook Of Materials And Techniques

Pigments A note of caution. Relining; pressure, non-aqueous adhesives.

Various methods of filling in lacunae; repainting. Made obsolete by the internet, before that I found it very useful.

The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques

Excellent reference book for artists. University of Texas at Austin. Ethyl silicate painting, its materials artkst instructions for its application. Descriptions and instructions for handling the various types.


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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques 4. It also has an appendix and bibliographies. This book is probably the best reference book for making art and all it’s technicalities. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Cameron rated it did not like it Feb 10, What paint is; function of the vehicle. Bone ash and asphaltum, obtained by grinding up Egyptian mummies. In addition, he compiled valuable lists for the artist: I do wish there could be a newer edition as this was written in ’94 and many new developments have been made.

Acid number, iodine value, particle size. And the detailed index makes all of this information immediately accessible.