The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques

by Ralph Mayer

Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist’s Handbook has been indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and artstudents.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 750 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.19 out of 5
  • Published September 15th 1970 by Viking Books
  • Original Title: The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques
  • ISBN: 0670136654 (ISBN13: 9780670136650)
  • Edition Language: English
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Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist’s Handbook has been indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and art students. The book has remained continuously in print through many editions and has some more than a quarter of a million copies. It is, as American Artist Magazine calls it, the “artist’s bible,” an invaluable reference for the painter, sculptor, and printmaker. During the past few years, however, new art movements and new research have led to many changes in the technology of artist’s materials. With the assistance of Mayer’s window, Bena, and his colleagues, Viking and Steven Sheehan, Director of the Ralph Mayer Center at Yale University, have prepared this latest revision of the book, which is now completely updated and expanded.