Bibliography

Tempting to call this “Books I Wish I had Known about Sooner.”
But then, we should remember: sometimes books don’t find you until you are ready.
Browse at your own risk.

On Art Process, Techniques and Materials

TitleAuthorPublisherYear PublishedType / IBANComments / Book NotesDate Added / Year Read
A Manual of Oil PaintingCollier, Hon. John1887eBookThank you iPad!
Book Notes
2011 02 18 / 2010 Fall
Arte della PinturaPacheco, Francisco16492010 / pending
Classical Drawing AtelierAristides, JulietteNew York: Watson-Guptill Publications2006Print2009 12 25 / 2010 Winter
Classical Painting AtelierAristides, JulietteNew York: Watson-Guptill Publications2008PrintFound in National Gallery during trip to London with Stef and Lina.2009 05 27 / 2010 Summer
Color and Meaning Practice and Theory in Renaissance PaintingHall, MarciaCourtesy Graduate Prof. B. Sklarski Reading List... found 12 years later!2011 10 20 / pending
Color in TurnerGage, JohnCourtesy Graduate Prof. B. Sklarski Reading List... found 12 years later!2011 10 20 / pending
Discourses on ArtReynolds, Sir JoshuaPrint2010 / pending
Material and Techniques of Medieval PaintingThompson, Daniel V.Courtesy Graduate Prof. B. Sklarski Reading List... found 12 years later!2011 09 12 / pending
Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and MastersEastlake, Sir Charles LockNew York: Dover Publications, Inc.2001Print2010 / 2009 Summer
Notes on the Science of Picture-MakingC. J. Holmes (Director of the National Gallery and Sometime Slade Professor of Fine Art in the University of Oxford)London: Cahtto & Windus1920eBookThank you iPad!2011 03 18 / 2010 Fall
Oil Painting Techniques and MaterialsSpeed, HaroldNew York: Dover Publications, Inc.1987Print2005 01 01 / 2005 / Summer
On PaintingAlberti, Leon Batista2010 / pending
The Academy and French Painting in the 19th CenturyBoime, AlbertCourtesy Graduate Prof. B. Sklarski Reading List... found 12 years later!2011 10 20 / pending
The Artist's Handbook of Materials and TechniquesMayer, Ralph2011 09 12 / Long time ago...
The Craft of Master DrawingWatrous, JamesCourtesy Graduate Prof. B. Sklarski Reading List... found 12 years later!2011 09 12 / pending
The Craftsman's Handbook: Il Libro dell'ArteCennini, Cennino d'AndreaCourtesy Graduate Prof. B. Sklarski Reading List... found 12 years later!2011 09 12 / pending
The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in PaintingMax DoernerSan Diego, New York, London: A Harvest Book, Harcourt, Inc.1984 (First published in 1934)Paperback2011, March 18 / 2011 Summer
The Nature of Light and Color in the Open AirM. MinnaertCourtesy Graduate Prof. B. Sklarski Reading List... found 12 years later!2011 10 20 / pending
The Painter's Methods and MaterialsLaurie, A. P.Courtesy Graduate Prof. B. Sklarski Reading List... found 12 years later!2011 10 20 / pending
The Practice & Science of DrawingSpeed, HaroldNew York: DoverPrint2006, Nov 1 / 2006 Summer
The Secret of the Old MastersAbendshein, AlbertNew York: D. Appleton and Company1909eBook in PDFThank you iPad!
Book Notes
2010, Nov 14 / 2010 Fall
The Training of the Memory in Art | The Education of the ArtistDe Boisbaudran, LecoqLondon: Macmillan and Co., Limited1911eBook in PDFRead during my stay with Odd in Norway. Many thanks to Charles Weed for telling me about it.2010, Jan 31 / 2010 Winter
Vasari on TechniqueVasari, GiorgioCourtesy Graduate Prof. B. Sklarski Reading List... found 12 years later!2011 10 20 / pending

On Artists, Art and History

AuthorTitlePublisherComments / Book NotesDate Added, Year Read
Alpers, SvetlanaThe Vexations of Art, Velazquez and OthersLondon: Yale University Press, 2007
Clark, KennethThe Nude
Cooke, George and Busby, T.L.The Cartoons of Raphael d'Urbino
Farington, JosephMemoirs of Sir Joshua Reynolds
Holland, TomRubicon
King, RossMichelangelo and the Pope’s CeilingLondon: Penguin Books Ltd., 2003Book Notes2010, January
O’Connell, Robert LThe Ghosts of Cannae – Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman RepublicNew York: Random House, 2010Read at the Lake House
Book Notes
2010, August
Parenti, MichaelThe Assassination of Julius CaesarNew York: The New Press, 2004

2 replies on “Bibliography”

I noticed that Mark Gottsegen’s “Painter’s Handbook” was not on your biblio list.
I found it very helpful and just finished the revised version earlier this year.

Hi John,

I’ve not heard of that one. When was it originally printed? In any case, I’ll look for it, thank you!

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