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Artists' Techniques and Materials (Guide to Imagery)

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An artist's materials--the bold brushstrokes of a Van Gogh oil painting, the sparkling gold leaf in a Byzantine mosaic, the fragile translucence of a porcelain vase--are not just the accessories of his or her work. They are the physical embodiment of the artist's creative vision and a reflection of the historical context in which they were used.

This latest volume in the popular Guide to Imagery series discusses the materials and processes used in eight media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, glass, and metalwork. Within each of these categories, Antonella Fuga examines the range of materials and techniques that have developed over the centuries. For instance, in the chapter on drawing, she analyzes the use of charcoal, red chalk, and pastels, among other media. Capsule descriptions in the margins list essential information about the subject under discussion, and details of the artworks employed as examples are called out. The book concludes with a brief overview of contemporary techniques.

Richly illustrated with artworks from many of the world's important museums, this book provides art enthusiasts with new insights into the creation of many of the world's great masterpieces.

Synopsis:

This latest volume in the popular Guide to Imagery series discusses the materials and processes used in eight media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, glass, and metalwork. The book provides art enthusiasts with new insights into the creation of many of the world's great masterpieces.

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Antonella Fuga is an art historian specializing in the field of decorative arts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892368600
Author:
Fuga, Antonella
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Antonella
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Artists' materials
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History
Subject:
Art -- Technique.
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History
Subject:
Art-Miscellaneous Techniques
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Guide to Imagery Series
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 color illus.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , This latest volume in the popular Guide to Imagery series discusses the materials and processes used in eight media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, glass, and metalwork. The book provides art enthusiasts with new insights into the creation of many of the world's great masterpieces.
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