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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is an invaluable resource for muralists and trompe l'oeil artists, as well as a beautiful coffee table book for people who appreciate the arts. It consists of 7 chapters featuring the murals of several different rooms of the house including staircases. All of the projects are new and not recycled from his previous releases. Unlike the other books by this artist this book features room shots of the drawing stage (before paint is applied), as well as a section which walks the reader through the steps of a mural panel from start to finish. There are also a few pages dedicated to working method and color choices. However, this book is primarily an idea book and not an instructional manual. The only thing I would like to see more of are photos of the finished murals rather than just the renderings in watercolor.

This book is definately worth having as a part of your personal or professional library. Bravo!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2007
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
This book is a terrific idea generator and inspiring for the mural painter or for those who wish to commission a mural. Examples are plentiful and executed at a very high level using simple elements.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I was so wowed by Graham Rust's first two books, that I expected more from this one. Not so many projects in this book. However, I do love his sketches, and I appreciate the number of maquettes he included of designs he was *going* to paint, but didn't get to. In fact, I'd love to see a book of just his watercolor studies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2008
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I bought this book anticipating great ideas and inspirations for murals and was fairly disappointed. Mostly sketches and layouts, it shows little finished murals at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2008
Format: Hardcover
A good reference book that is nicely illustrated throughout. The subject matter of this book deals most specifically with one type of formal Trompe L'oeil & mural painting than the subject in general. As such, I found it to be less effective than anticipated where general ideas for mural work are concerned. I would have preferred a broader approach to the subject, than the specific murals of a very formal & palatial residence, which while beautiful to look at, is not the average palette for murals at large.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2011
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I'm just crazy about Graham Rust's work. I liked the first book better (The Painted House) but still love this one. I am a working artist/muralist and get a lot of inspiration from his work. I could personally do without so much nudity in the work, and this second book had a lot more than the first.His artistry and flair is amazing.
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on January 5, 2013
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I enjoyed reading some of the book and looking at all the pictures very much but wouldn't have bought it from a book store. The Amazon price helped me get over that. I was hoping to learn something about how to paint Trompe L'Oeil and this book was just an artists tribute to himself.
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on July 24, 2011
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As a muralist by profession, I was thrilled to find this 3rd book by Graham Rust. His work has been an invaluable source of reference and "Revisiting The Painted House" is an opportunity to get to know his work a little better. Another outstanding visual aid to the work he's done.
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on June 16, 2013
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So inspired by Graham Rust, the master of murals! The pictures, his process, and his stories make this a wonderful book. I cherish it, and look at it often. It is a beautiful book, and it's always on my coffee table.
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on June 3, 2013
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I have painted many outdoor murals in my life. This book has helped give me confidence to move into the inside of homes. The designs are wonderful and I gained a lot of information from the drawings and paintings
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