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Bibliography / Resourses For Further Research and Study. 



Borgeson, Bet. The Colored Pencil. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1983.

Chieffo, Clifford T. The Contemporary Oil Painter's Handbook. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982.

Cooke, Hereward Lester. Painting Techniques of the Masters. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1972.

Gettens, Rutherford J., and Stout, George L. Painting Materials: A Short Encyclopedia. 1942. Reprint. New York: Dover Publications,  1966.  Primarily  historical  information, some of which is still current


Hirayama, Hakuho. Sumi-E Just for You. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1979.

Huges, Sukey. Washi-The Wonderful World of Japanese Paper. Tokyo: Kodansha Inter­ national, 1978.

Hyman, Richard. The Professional Artist's Manual. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980. Emphasizes the business aspects of being an artist.

Jackson, David P., and Jackson, Janice A. Tibetan Thangka Painting Methods and Mate­rials. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications, 1984.

Kan, Diana. The How and Why of Chinese Painting. New York: Van  Nostrand  Reinhold, 1974.

Kay, Reed. The Painter's Guide to Studio Methods and Materials. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1983.

Long, Paulette. Paper-Art and Technology. San Francisco: World Print Council, 1979. Excellent information on the composition and nature of paper.

Massey, Robert. Formulas for Painters. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1967.

Mayer, Ralph. The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques. 3rd ed. New York: Viking Press, 1970. Original copyright 1940. Although revised several times, most of the information, albeit interesting, is dated.

---. A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques. Rev. ed. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1981. First published in 1966.

---. The Painter's Craft. New York: Penguin Books, 1979. First published in 1948. Pomerantz, Louis. ls Your Contemporary Painting More Temporary Than You Think?

Chicago: International Book Company, 1962.

Studley, Vance. Making Artist's Tools. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979.

Taubes, Frederic. The Painter's Dictionary of Materials and Methods. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1971.

Thomas, Anne Wall. Colors From the Earth.  New  York: Van  Nostrand  Reinhold, 1980.  A guide to natural earth pigments.

Usui, Masao. Japanese Brushes. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1979.

Wehlte, Kurt. The Materials and Techniques of Painting. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1975. One of the best overall reference books on painting, particularly mural painting.

Wong, Frederick. The Complete Calligrapher. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1980.

---. Oriental Watercolor Techniques. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1977.



McCann, Michael. Artist Beware. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1979.


Health Hazards Manual for Artists. New York: Nick Lyons Books, 1985.



American Society for Testing and Materials. Standard Practice for Labeling  Art  Mate­ rials for Chronic Health Hazards/D 4236-83a. Philadelphia, January 1984.

Standard Specifications for Artists' Oil and Acrylic Emulsion Paints!D 4302-83.

Philadelphia, January 1984.

 Standard Test Methods for Lightfastness of Pigments Used in Artists' Paints! D4303-83. Philadelphia, January 1984.

Bender, Marilyn. "High Finance Makes a Bid for Art."  New  York  Times,  February  3, 1985.

Brown, Hilton. "The History of Watercolor." American Artist, February 1983.

 "Quality and Permanence of Artists' Paints." American Artist, June 1984. California Assembly. Bill No. 3438. February 16, 1984.

Center for Occupational Hazards. The Hazards  of  Solvents-A  Supplement  to  OSHA Report. New York, March 1978.

Jenkins, Cate. "Organic Pigments." New York: Center for Occupational Hazards, 1978.

Kotz, Mary Lynn. "The Campaign for Art  Hazards  Legislation."  Artnews,  December  1985.

Luke, Joy Turner. "Health Protections." American Artist, June 1984.

McCann, Michael. "Commercial Art." New  York:  Center  for  Occupational  Hazards, 1978.

Ten Safety Rules for Artists and Craftspeople." New York: Center for Occupa­ tional Hazards, 1978.

McGill, Douglas C. "Art-Supply Makers to Label Hazardous Items." New York Times,

February 3, 1985.

Rosso!, Monona. "Air-Purifying Respirators." New York: Center for Occupational Haz­ ards, 1982.


Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead Catalog. Long Island City, NY: Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead, 1986. Contains excellent descriptions of a large variety of both Western  and  Oriental papers.

Archivart Catalogue. Rutherford, NJ: Process Materials Corporations, 1984.

Artist Canvas-Beyond the Brush. Lawrenceville, GA: Fredrix Artist Canvas, 1984.

Daniel Smith Catalog. Seattle: Daniel Smith, 1986.

Fomeboards Product Information Catalog. Fomeboards Company, 1985. The best availa­ ble descriptions of foam-centered boards.

How to Mix and Use Color. Easton, PA: Binney & Smith, 1983.

Light Impression Archival Supplies Catalogue. Rochester, NY: Light Impressions Corpo­ ration, 1984.

Media, Varnishes, Oils and Various Auxiliary Materials.  Apeldoorn,  Holland:  Royal Talens Company.

Winsor & Newton Notes on the Composition and Permanence of Artists' Colours.

London: Winsor & Newton, 1977.



Clapp, Anne F. Curatorial Care of Works of Art on Paper. Oberlin, OH: Intermuseum Conservation Association, 1978.

Dolloff, Francis W., and Perkinson, Roy L. How to Care for Works of Art on Paper.

Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1977.

Frederick, Paul. The Framer's Answer Book. St. Louis: Commerce Publishing, 1976.

More Answers for the Framer. St. Louis: Commerce Publishing, 1981.

The Freshman Framer Revisited, Books 1-3. St. Louis: Commerce Publishing, 1978. A collection of articles that appeared in Decor magazine.

Haney, William F., II. Handbook of Paper Art Conservation. Sonoma, CA: Academy of Professional Art Conservation & Science, 1982.

Keck, Caroline K. A Handbook on the Care of Paintings. Nashville: American  Associa­  tion for State and Local History, 1965. Primarily about storage and restoration.

Ontario Museum Association and Toronto Area Archivists Group. Museum and Archival Supplies Handbook. Toronto: OMA-TAAG, 1979. Technical information on archival materials for paper.