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Looking at Paintings
Looking at Paintings
A Guide to Technical Terms
Dawson W. Carr and Mark Leonard

J. Paul Getty Museum
84 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
42 color and 23 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-213-4
paper, Out of Print  1992

"Clearly written for the serious nonexpert, with sufficient detail to satisfy the targeted user."
Reference Books Bulletin


What is tempera? What is fresco? What is foreshortening? What is a tondo? Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer, accompanied by numerous illustrations of works from the Getty Museum, London's National Gallery, and other British institutions, are presented in an easily portable format.

This edition is out of print. Revised edition available November 2009.

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