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  • Author:
    Mayer Ralph
  • ISBN:
    057104722X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0571047222
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  • Publisher:
    The Viking Press; third edition edition (1977)
  • Pages:
    739 pages
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    1954 kb
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    1986 kb
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    1735 kb
  • Rating:
    4.7
  • Votes:
    634
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Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Mayer, Ralph d. ate. Ancient Art d. itle: Artists Handbook Of Materials And Techniques.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. te: 0000-00-00 d. citation: 1930 d. dentifier. origpath: 99 d. copyno: 1 d.

There are two books entitled "The Artists Handbook": the one here by Ralph Mayer, the other by Ray Smith.

The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques. There are two books entitled "The Artists Handbook": the one here by Ralph Mayer, the other by Ray Smith. Both are valuable resources, both are worth owning as complements to each other. Smith's book has a bit more humanity in its descriptions and colorful glossy photos.

The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques is a reference book by Ralph Mayer (1895–1979). Intended by the author for use by professional artists, it deals mostly with the chemical and physical properties of traditional painterly materials such as oil, tempera, and encaustic, as well as solvents, varnishes, and painting mediums. It also has extensive coverage of ancillary activities such as stretching and preparing canvas, care and maintenance of tools, and conservation of older paintings.

Ralph Mayer's Handbook is an excellent resource for practicing studio artists.

It is, as American Artist Magazine calls it, the "artist's bible," an invaluable reference for the painter, Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist's Handbook has been indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and art students. Ralph Mayer's Handbook is an excellent resource for practicing studio artists.

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 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). But for sheer technical data THIS is the book you want.

Ralph Mayer's book is chock full of explicit details on the analytical side of things that relates more to the chemistry and physics of things than the artistic side. Does not mean this material is not useful to the artist, for it adds a great deal of insight into what the art is all about from that clinical, analytical explanation. It perhaps gives a viewpoint more from a curator's point of view, than an artist.

The Artist's Handbook has become an indispensable reference work for thousands of practising artists all over the world. Country of Publication.

Very useful for artists who pursue absolute soundness of technique with a mind for permanence of their work.

It is, as American Artist Magazine calls it, the "artist's bible," an invaluable reference for the painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Very useful for artists who pursue absolute soundness of technique with a mind for permanence of their work. Explains in detail the wide range of supports, grounds, primers, pigments, media and application methods, as well as their respective benefits and defects.

Publisher Viking Adult.

This is a brand new book at a great price. Publication Year 1970. Publisher Viking Adult. Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

An older artists handbook black and white pictures great basis information

Brajind
I think this book is an absolute necessity for any serious artist's library. Even if you aren't interested in other disciplines or media, it will help you become a well-rounded, well informed visual artist.
FireWater
This is a great reference for any artist. Whether you're into oils, acrylics, watercolors, encaustics, pastels or any other medium this book has information for you on just about anything you can think of. There's a chapter where you can brush up on your chemistry and one on solutes and solvents. Thinking of making your own media? There's a chapter on pigments and all of their chemical and physical properties. A chapter on Miscellaneous Notes actually makes for good reading throwing out information on various topics related to already mentioned media but also discusses others such as etching, silk-screening and lithography.
It's a wealth of information squeezed into 710 pages with an added 48 page index. It's impossible to find this much information on art technique and tools in any 1 other book (IMHO). No pictures (there are charts and graphs) just good information.
Miromice
Well, plenty of reviews here relate the content on this book. From reading, apparently historically, before mass production, fine art was
often more a 'craft' than an 'art'. Ralph Mayer's book is chock full of explicit details on the analytical side of things that relates more to the chemistry and physics of things than the artistic side. Does not mean this material is not useful to the artist, for it adds a great deal of insight into what the art is all about from that clinical, analytical explanation. It perhaps gives a viewpoint more from a curator's point of view, than an artist. For me, at least one benefit was explanations on why certain materials degrade over time [ie yellowing, cracking], and how to preserve or initiate from scratch a better preservation. I would offer Ralph Mayer's reference book remains in an artist's must have list to compliment a plethora of reference that will advance one's understanding of what they do.
WUNDERKIND
I bought this as a replacement for my 30 something year old copy. I have always relied on this book, and highly recommend it if you are interested in things such as how to prepare a canvas in the old way, with rabbit skin glue and gesso that you make yourself. If you want insight into the older techniques, this is a valuable resource.
Bev
After decades of publication this still remains as the definitive text for artists to determine the characteristics the various forms of media. I had to have it. I got it. It does not disappoint.
Zinnthi
There are two books entitled "The Artists Handbook": the one here by Ralph Mayer, the other by Ray Smith. Both are valuable resources, both are worth owning as complements to each other. Smith's book has a bit more humanity in its descriptions and colorful glossy photos. But for sheer technical data THIS is the book you want.
Chilldweller
Amazon was misleading and this edition does NOT go into pigments in length like a later version my friend has. It has a list of them, no details which is really why i bought it.
Book explains art materials in depth