- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: North Light Books (May 1, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891341765
- ISBN-13: 978-0891341765
- Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 8.8 x 1.5 inches
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The North Light Handbook of Artists' Materials Hardcover – May 1, 1989
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YA This book is the artist's equivalent of an atlas to a navigator, whether a novice or an experienced traveler. It is exhaustive in providing carefully collated facts and data about the relative qualities and availabilities of artists' paints, inks, and instruments, comparing them for permanence, color range, and chemical content. The chart format provides easy access to the wealth of information; a list of manufacturers' addresses contributes to the usefulness of the book. Hebblewhite is thorough in providing good advice on the best materials to be used for different purposes. However, he does not adequately cover the subject of stretchers. The state of the art for stretcher construction is more sophisticated now, and is more critical to an artist's purpose than allowed in this book. There are wonderful layouts and photographs of the pens, brushes, and instruments for drawing and painting, but there is no exhibit of line or stroke quality. These are minor weaknesses in an excellent book that will be a boon to students and teachers alike. Susan Floyd, Episcopal High School, Bellaire
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