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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: F&W; 1 edition (26 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581802560
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581802566
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.9 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Greg Albert is Editorial Director of North Light fine art books. He's also an artist, author and teacher who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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If you only read one book on composition make it this one. This is one of the most helpful books I have read on the subject. It is easy to understand and the repetition of the key phrase 'Never make two intervals the same' will stick firmly in the mind long after the book is finished. As I read it I applied the theory to many of the pictures I had already painted and was immediately able to see how they might have been improved. It was also rewarding to see how, on some occasions, I had managed to get it right too! I think I will return to this book again because of the wealth of practical advice in it.
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This is my go to book for inspiration whenever I hit problems with a painting composition. There is lots of easy to understand advice that is worth its weight in gold, whatever painting medium you use. I bought this copy of the book as a present for a friend who I have been teaching to paint. She was absolutely thrilled and I'm sure she will find this as useful as I have over the years. Just checked and I bought my first copy on Amazon in 2008 - I am still referring to it!
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This is a very good book with lots of easy to understand advice in words and pictures. The advice given on the first page is reinforced throughout the book with lots of examples. A variety of paintings are discussed and attention is drawn to the one rule of composition.
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Probably the best book I have read on explaining composition with easily understood and memorable language and methods. excellent book.
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This is such a helpful book to anyone keen to learn how to raise the level of their artwork. It provides a succinct, clear, readable, readily digestible and memorable approach to understanding all the key elements of good picture making.
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