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First published in 1940, this is the fifth edition of Ralph Mayer's book. It is designed as a reference guide to the materials necessary for the modern artist. Techniques for watercolour, oil and acrylic painting are included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571143313
ISBN-10: 0571143318
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 56mm)
Pages: 784
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 16-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ralph Mayer

Ralph Mayer (1895-1979) was a painter and art conservator. Educated as a chemical engineer, he worked in paint manufacture and studied painting at the Art Students League of New York before going on to teach at Columbia University. He founded the Artists Technical Research Institute in 1959. He is best known as the author of The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques (1940), which is still a point of reference for artists today, and he also wrote The Painter's Craft (1948) and A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques (1969).