FYI The latest edition of Ralph Mayer's book can be found on page 375 in
the Sax catalog. Judy
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From: Maggie White <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: art education
> FRANCIS REDFERN wrote:
> > What would be really helpful to me now would be an encycolpedia of
> > materials. How to use, what different materials do, how they interact.
> > Anyone know of such a publication?
> A very comprehensive book with lots of technical info on color media is
> Ralph Mayer's The Artist's Handbook. It goes into amazing detail about
> all the various pigments; characteristics of different types of paint,
> encaustics, pastels, printmaking, collage, and techniques for handling
> them; formulas for making your own pastels, varnishes, and grounds. The
> fourth edition I have was published in '81; I believe there's a newer
> updated edition, though I'm not really sure.
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