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Description - The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer

The Artist's Handbook has become an indispensable reference work for thousands of practising artists all over the world. This fifth edition has been prepared by Steven Sheehan, Director of the Ralph Mayer Center, Yale University School of Art. It has been systematically revised and expanded to take account of the latest research. Once again, it has been edited for the British market.The Artist said of the previous major revision:'.In the first place the third edition of The Artist's Handbook has been so extensively revised that it might well be classified as a new book; and secondly, it is of major importance in the field of art .there is no other book which is as extensive in its coverage nor any one which enjoys quite the reputation that has accrued to this'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571143313
ISBN-10: 0571143318
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 784
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 1-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).