The Artist’s Handbook of Material’s & Techniques Ralph Mayer. (The Artist’s Bible – Fifth edition).

This Artist’s Handbook has become an indispensable reference work for thousands of practicing artist all over the world. It gives information on the properties and uses for artists’ materials: pigments, oil painting, acrylics, tempera painting, grounds for oil and tempera paintings, watercolor and gouache, pastel, encaustic painting, mural painting, solvents and thinners, gums, casein, glues, waxes, chemistry, conservation of pictures…761 pages. Essential reading for all artists!

 

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