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Artist Beware, Updated and Revised: The Hazards in Working with All Art and Craft Materials and the Precautions Every Artist and Craftsperson Should Take Paperback – Bargain Price, June 1, 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: The Lyons Press; Rev Upd edition (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592285929
  • ASIN: B001QCX88C
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,793,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"A must for the artist/craftsperson."--Art Times

"McCann's Artist Beware. . . is a book of awesome range, from solvent fumes to pastel dust, with much precautionary advice."--The Washington Post Book World

"No book is more essential for an artist to possess than this one. His or her health, productivity, and perhaps even life may depend on being familiar with its contents . . . This is an important book."--Seattle Times/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

From the Back Cover

Revised and fully updated, Artist Beware may well be the most important book an artist can own or that instructors can recommend to their students. It is a thorough and highly detailed examination of the hazards of working with art and craft materials, and of the precautions one should take to ensure good health and safety. The book provides full analyses of how gases, liquids, vapors, dusts, and fumes can harm the artist, and studies all aspects of safety in the studio, including the care, handling, and disposal of materials, the use of various kinds of protective equipment, and possible physical hazards.
Includes new information on:
the new exposure limits of chemicals
health clinics in the United States and Canada where artists can be treated for art- related illnesses
new, safer products available to printmakers
health hazards associated with computer art
and much more
Students, professional artists, and craftspeople alike will appreciate the possibly lifesaving information available in this indispensable volume.
Michael McCann, PhD, CIH, is one of the world's leading authorities on health hazards in the arts. He is also the author of Health Hazards: Manual for Artists.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
If the title sounds familiar, that's because Artist Beware: The Hazards In Working With All Art And Craft Materials And The Precautions Every Artist And Craftsperson Should Take appears in a newly updated, revised edition to provide the latest facts. The latest EPA and OSHA standards for artists is included in this edition, as well as updated details on proper ventilation, machine and tool safety, fiber hazards and more. No practicing artist should be without.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angel on February 8, 2014
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They SHOULD be coming out with another updated and revised addition soon, I hope? But until then this is the holy grail of staying safe in the art world with your materials.
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