Notebook, 1993-


Technical Guides for Painting -- Texts

This following Bibliography is from The Painter's Guide to Studio Methods and Materials, Reed kay - "The following texts contain detailed information concerning the subjects covered in this book. The author acknowledges his indebtedness to these writers and believes that the listed books can be directly helpful to the practicing artist." [pp. 276-278]

Early Works on Technique
Cennini, Cennino.
The Craftsman's Handbook; "Il Libro dell Arte." Translated by Daniel V. Thompson, Jr. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1933. New York: Dover

Eastlake, Sir Charles. Materials for a History of Oil Painting. London: Longmans, Brown, Green and Longman. 1847. Reprinted as: Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters. 2 volumes. New York: Dover, 1960.

Merrifield, Mary. Original Treatises Dating from the Twelfth to Eighteenth Centuries on the Arts of Painting. London: John Murray, 1849. New York: Dover, 1967.

Vasari, Giorgio. On Technique. Translated by L. S. Maclehose. London: J. M. Dent, 1907. New York: Dover, 1960.

General Texts
Chaet, Bernard. An Artist's Notebook. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979.

Church, Arthur H. The Chemistry of Paints and Painting. London: Seely, Service and Company, 1915.

Doerner, Max. The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting. Translated by Eugen Neuhaus. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1934.

Gettens, Rutherford J. and Stout, George L . Painting Materials: A Short Encyclopaedia. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1942. New York: Dover, 1966.

Laurie, A. P. The Painter's Methods and Materials. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1926. New York: Dover, 1967.

Mayer, Ralph W. The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques [revised]. New York: Viking, 1982.

Protection of Pictures
Dolloff, Francis W. and Perkinson, Roy L. How to Care for Works of Art on Paper. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1971.

Feller, Robert L., Stolow, Nathan and Jones, Elizabeth H. On Picture Varnishes and Their Solvents. Cleveland and London: The Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1971.

Keck, Caroline K. A Handbook on the Care of Paintings. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1965.

Ruhemann, Helmut. The Cleaning of Paintings: Problems and Potentialities. London: Faber and Faber. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1968.

Stout, George L. The Care of Pictures. New York: Columbia University Press, 1948.

Harley, R. D. Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835: A study in English Documentary Sources. London: Butterworths, 1970.

Weber, F. W. Artists' Pigments: Their Chemical and Physical Properties. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1923.

Oil Technique
Chieffo, Clifford T. The Contemporary Oil Painter's Handbook. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1976.

Cohn, Marjorie B. Wash and Gouache. Cambridge, MA: Fogg Art Museum, Havard University, 1 977.

Koschatzky, Walter. Watercolor: History and Technique. Translated by Mary Whittall. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970.

Thompson, Daniel V., Jr. The Practice of Tempera Painting. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1936. New Yrok: Dover, 1962.

Wax Techniques
Jackson, F. Hamilton. Mural Painting, New York: Scribner's, 1905.

Pratt, Frances and Fizell, Becca. Encaustic, Materials and Methods. New York: Lear, 1949.

Crowninshield, Frederic. Mural Painting. Boston: Tichnor and Company. 1887.

Nordmark, Olle. Fresco Painting. New York: American Artist Group, Inc., 1947.

Synthetic Resins
GutiÚrrez, JosÚ L. From Fresco to Plastics. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada. 1956.

GutiÚrrez, JosÚ L. and Roukes, Nicholas. Painting with Acrylics. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1965.

Simonds, Herbert, Weith, Archie and Bigelow, M. H. Handbook of Plastics. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1955.

Woody, Russell. Painting with Synthetic Media. New York: Reinhold Publishng Corporation, 1965.

Sears, Elinor L. Pastel Painting Step by Step. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1968.

Watrous, James. The Craft of Old Master Drawings. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1957.



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