Encaustic: Materials and Methods by Frances Pratt and Becca Fizell

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Considered one of the most important studies of encaustic materials and the artists who use them, and continues to be a valuable resource to any artist interested in this extraordinary medium. Beginning their survey of the practice of painting with wax in ancient Egypt, and as it passed to the Greeks and Romans, Pratt and Fizell go on to different practices current in 18th and 19th century Europe, including detailed discussions of materials and techniques. What is most interesting, though, is their sampling of then-contemporary practice from 18 artists working in the medium, with very detailed formulas, notes and comments from each artist.

Lear, 1949.
64 pp.
4 colour plates.
20 reproductions.
Foreword by Edward W. Forbes.
Hardcover. Very good in a good jacket.
Closed tear along left edge of jacket spine. Stains and chips in edges of jacket as well.
Owner's sig. on front free endpaper. Book otherwise clean.