The Painter's Craft ; An introduction to artists' methods and material – CULTURAL HERITAGE BOOKS


The Painter's Craft ; An introduction to artists' methods and materials by Ralph Mayer

D. Van Nostrand Co.

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New York : D. Van Nostrand Co., 1948. Hardcover. 218 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm. In original dust jacket with some minor rips around the dust jacket edges. Pages are unmarked and binding is firm.


RALPH MAYER, regarded with respect and affection by artists in all fields throughout the country, is both an artist and a paint chemist of exceptionally wide experience in all branches of the materials of painting. Long a successful teacher and advisor to artists, many of whom are numbered among our leading American painters, he is a specialist in materials and techniques as applied to painting.

His previous book, THE ARTIST'S HANDBOOK OF MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES, received an enthusiastic reception -in this country and abroad. Now, in THE PAINTER'S CRAFT, Mr. Mayer concentrates his attention upon the practicing painter, -the hobbyist and the student and supplies a unique guide to -the crafts of painting, dealing expertly -with the ingredients of pigments, carriers and grounds, and the ways in which these materials are applied. It is authoritative treatment of the tech_niques of painting, dealing with the mechanics rather than the aesthetics of these skills and describing the whole range of useful painting materials; all the processes usually met with, including oil, tempera, water-color and pastels.

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