Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Painting: a young artist's guide

Front Cover
By Elizabeth Waters, Annie Harris,
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
Contributor Annie Harris
Edition: illustrated
Published by Dorling Kindersley, 1993
ISBN 1564583481, 9781564583482
42 pages

"A brilliant visual introduction to painting with a minimal text.
The text sparks the imagination and should lead young,
inquiring artists to other books...". -- School Library Journal

In oversize (10''x13'') format ...
..., information and inspiration for young painters:
kinds of paint, how colors are mixed, tools,
creating the illusion of light, volume, or movement,
perspective, composition, pattern, texture, and
Each topical spread includes reproductions of fine paintings;
photos of subjects and of hand-held tools at work;
and, often, paintings by children experimenting
with similar aims and effects and intriguing
suggestions for similar exercises.
The text is comprised of the usual DK scattering
of captions, hints, instructions, and scraps of information;
the format works better than in much of their
museum exhibit-style nonfiction--the clutter
is under control on these busy spreads, but the eye
is still distracted from site to site while the mind
craves sequential development of ideas. Still, an
attractive book, rich in concepts, practical tips,
and provocative ideas for artists of any age.
Index. (Nonfiction. 8+)
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