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The Craft of Old-Master Drawings

The Craft of Old-Master Drawings
Author: James Watrous
ISBN 13: 9780299014254
ISBN 10: 299014258
Edition: 1st
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: 2002-04-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
List Price: $24.95

This important reference, originally published in 1957, provides detailed information of interest to art historians, curators, collectors, and artists. Covering the period from the late Middle Ages to the mid-20th century, Watrous (1908-1999; art history, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) discusses techniques, tools, and materials—directions for making inks, styluses, reed and quill pens, and for preparing grounds for metalpoint drawings, among other topics. The 60-plus b&w illustrations supporting the text include reproductions of master works as well as microphotographic enlargements of detail showing differences in density and texture produced by various tools on different papers or grounds. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR