Title: A History of Watercolor
Publisher: Excalibur Books, New York
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Printing
Oversized "Coffee Table Book" Glossy illustrated boards with white lettering. Previous owner has written his name in ink to closed lower bottom outside edge. Text is clean and white, no marks. Profusely illustrated throughout with beautiful full-color and black and white reproductions of famous works of art. DJ shows minor edgewear, light soiling to reverse of jacket, minor scuffing. "This book traces the fascinating history of watercolor painting in detail up to the present day. It uncovers the secrets involved in creating subtle effects of color and light, not only in pure watercolor, but also in gouache, fresco, tempera, and modern acrylics. Accounts reveal the wonderful achievements of such masters as the great Chinese watercolorists, European artists like Albrech Dürer, J.M.W. Turner, and Pablo Picasso; illustrators of the caliber of Arthur Rackham and Kate Greenway; and American painters such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Andrew Wyeth.". Bookseller Inventory # A122012
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