Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting Hardcover – Illustrated, 20 May 2011
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This is the most comprehensive book to date on the techniques of icon and wall painting. Illustrated by over 450 colour ilustrations and over 160 drawings, it is a source of pleasure and inspiration for the general reader as well as for the practising icon painter. More than just a technical manual, it sets artistic practice in the context of the Church's spirituality and liturgy, with chapters on the theology and history of the icon, and the reasons behind the placement of wall paintings within churches.
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The text is easy to understand and the hundreds of illustrations / photographs compliment the in-depth nature of this fabulous and long needed treatise.
If you are initially put off by the price I can reassure you that when you see the quality which is within the cover you will wonder how it is possible to write and produce such a volume which I would have expected to be at the very least £60 - £70.
I have awarded 5 stars only because I cannot award 10!
The book gives detailed illustrations and clear technical instructions on all aspects of icon painting, from how to router and gesso boards to painting, gilding and varnishing techniques. It has hundreds of high quality photos and drawings together with detailed text.
I refer to this book all the time when teaching, preparing boards or when gilding or wall painting. It has everything you ever need to know about egg tempera painting or fresco or secco wall painting, and how to solve any problem.
Aidan has years of experience and he shares his knowledge generously.
This book is useful for both beginners and professionals and is invaluable for those wanting to learn more about this art.
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