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American painters on technique : 1860-1945

Author: Lance Mayer; Gay Myers
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How paintings were made--in the most literal sense--is an important but largely unknown aspect of the story of American art. This book, like the authors' previous volume on American painting techniques from the colonial period to 1860, is based on descriptions of the materials and methods that painters used, as found in artists' notebooks, painting manuals, magazines, suppliers' catalogues, letters, diaries, books,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lance Mayer; Gay Myers
ISBN: 9781606061350 1606061356
OCLC Number: 818659824
Description: xiii, 298 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: William Page: an American Titian (and America's Reynolds) --
Eclectic materials and methods, 1860-1910 --
George Inness: glazing, alteration, and intuition --
James McNeill Whistler's unique techniques --
John Singer Sargent: painting with "slow haste" --
Modernism and the revival of the craft of painting, 1910-45 --
Epilogue: Echoes to the present day.
Responsibility: Lance Mayer and Gay Myers.

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Part of the American Painter's on Technique series, this title offers an overview of an important but largely unknown aspect of American art from 1860 to 1945. It is based primarily on firsthand  Read more...

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"A comprehensive overview of how painters used paint. . . . A wealth of information about the subject will be at your fingertips with this book."--"Maine Antique Digest"

 
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