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Brushwork: A Guide to Expressive Brushwork for Oil Painting Hardcover – 1977

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications (1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823005259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823005253
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Mariano Zucchi on November 18, 2009
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Clearly a very interesting book , but only for an artist. The title is very descriptive, limited in scope but giving serious food for tough at the serious art student. A Picture worth of a thousand worlds here apply. Sometimes the black and white illustrations make the suggestions hard to comprehend. But considering that the material exposed if the achievement of a lifetime of painting this book is a gem. Any plain air painter would surely learn a thing or two from Emile A.Gruppe'.
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Perhaps my favorite Gruppe' book. It shows his impasto, his paint loaded brush strokes. I have never seen one of his paintings but I expect that they don't look so good if you put your nose up to the canvas. But, step back to normal viewing distance and I think that they must certainly be wonderful. Wish I could afford one of his works which seem to be growing in popularity and price.
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This is the third of the acclaimed Gruppe books on painting (along with Gruppe on Painting and Gruppe on Color.)

Another quality 1970's release by Watson Guptill (who, as the years rolled on would be publishing books in cheaper and less appealing formats.) Book design by Robert Fillie.

Hardcover in heavy dustjacket. Blue, light blue, and dark blue linen cloth over boards with gold details; sewn binding. 151 pp; illustrations throughout in b&w and color.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Rocks
Trees and Flowers
Skies
Water, Ice, and Snow
Color Gallery
Roads
Buildings
Boats
Figures
Orchestration
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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This is a wonderful 1977 book that makes any experienced painter stop and think. Of course Gruppe is world renown, so I should have expected this. The reason I didn't give it a 5 rating is that many photos are B&W. But since this purpose of this book is NOT to talk about color, AND since it is photographed in high relief shadowed lighting, that actually works out to be advantageous. I don't know if it is still in print or available in paperback. VERY different book on impasto painting.
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I like this book because it is old (bought it used and the former owner's name was on the cover page with a date) and well used. It is a how-to book pf sorts but not totally. I enjoyed reading it - I could almost hear Gruppe speak, but I can also go straight to the section about trees, etc. if I need advice on a specific thing while painting.
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This excellent book was supposed to be in"very good" condition. Many of the pages were disconnected from the book and many more were about to come out. I suggest that Amazon consult with the company that supplied this book about that company's standards. I have never before gotten a book through Amazon that was in a condition different from what Amazon had stated.

Brushwork: A Guide to Expressive Brushwork for Oil Painting
Merchant SKU: 4J-F3CW-IEFF
ASIN: 0823005259
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