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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent primer for illuminators and painters, 1 Dec 1998
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This review is from: The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting (Dover Art Instruction) (Paperback)
The book covers a history of carriers and grounds, binding methods and vehicles, their viscosity and transparency effects, pros and cons of different binding media, glazes and varnishes. It then gives a classification of medieval pigments and details the main pigments used to produce colours on the page, wall and panel. Mixing, reaction and permanence problems with pigments, confusion of identification, and history are described. Metals are also discussed, including types of gold media and gilding methods. This is an absolutely essential book for anyone (and especially SCAdian illuminators) interested in the building blocks of medieval painting. It will give you a good grounding in the basics and help you understand the resources, techniques and mindset of medieval artists. I cannot recommend it enough. It is also an entertaining read(if occasionally unintentionally).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUES OF MEDIEVAL PAINTING, 27 Mar 2011
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This book is very good and specific. You content is concise and very interest for the artist in general and the medieval in concret.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars informative, 16 May 2013
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This book is very informative about materials and techniques in the Medieval period. However it lacked any illustrations or images which in a book about art seems a shame to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to learn the history of painting techniques, 30 April 2012
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This is exactlty what the title suggests and a great way to learn the early techniques of painting. It is a fascinating book that, although scholarly, is easy to read and gives us a wonderful insight into our early heritage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Art History, 24 Mar 2014
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This review is from: The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting (Dover Art Instruction) (Paperback)
Another excellent book full of lots of interesting points and facts writing in the context of time and subject. Perfect for research purposes and supplies some timeless information
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Aug 2014
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Good information provided,
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