Friday, March 8, 2013

Artist Resources: Art Material Books

For all you art material lovers out there, I've recorded a list of Art Material books.  There may be more, so please do comment on which ones are your favorites.  These are not instruction books on how to make art, but rather books on understanding materials.

I have not listed books on Pigments or Color Theory as there are numerous volumes of each, but that will be an upcoming post. ;)

Artists Beware by Michael McCann
An Artist's Handbook: Materials & Techniques by Margaret Krug
The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide by Monona Rossol
The Artist's Handbook by Ray Smith
The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer
An Artist's Notebook by Bernard Chaet
Brushes:  A Handbook for Artists and Artisans by Jacques Turner
The Craftsmans Handbook "Il Libro dell' Arte" by Cennini
Health Hazards Manual for Artists by Michael McCann
The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting by Thompson
The Materials of the Artist & their Use in Painting by Max Doerner
Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools & Masters by Eastlake
Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed
The Painter's Companion by Reed Kay
The Painter's Craft by Ralph Mayer
Painter's Handbook by Mark Gottsegen
Painting Materials:  A Short Encyclopedia by Gettens and Stout
The Painter's Methods and Materials by A. P. Laurie
The Practice of Tempera Painting:  Materials and Methods by Thompson

Please note:  I am not suggesting that you purchase from Amazon, however, in order for you to read reviews, see covers and excerpts, it is the most comprehensive book site to reference.

Keep Painting, 
Karyn 

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