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