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Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting Hardcover – 1 Mar 2009

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.; 1 edition (1 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823098346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823098347
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 1.8 x 28.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an excellent instruction book on alla prima painting. The techniques are explained very clearly and it is also the only book I have ever come across to deal solely with alla prima in all its forms.
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A bit disappointed. Bit of a wordy, academic text. The authors own work is to my mind mediocre and not inspiring. After a few attempts at trying to find value the book has been consigned to the not that great shelf.
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Written by a consumate artist of many years experience and who learned from the bes, this book puts so much of the knowledge into words that it is hard to recommend it highly enough.
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Packet with useful information on the art of oil painting with beautiful illustrations and step by step demonstrations. A top quality publication Excellent value.
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The book is packed with useful info/tips and very well illustrated!! Real joy to have it or to buy it as a gift for an art student or for already established artist.
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Finished reading this book and it has some brilliant information on alla prima techniques, I recommended this for self trained painters like myself, as anyone who has gone to art school should know this. It's true the artist who has written the books work isnt very inspiring, but the book has examples from old masters and some modern artists also which in my opinion makes up for it.
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It wasn't quite what I was looking for. I would have been better with a step by step painting manual as I'm largely self taught. Should have taken note of the reviews.
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A beautifully presented book, which I love to own. Informative and practicle guide to the techniques of Alla Prima painting.
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