Guide to Landscape Painting

Guide to Landscape Painting
Author: J.F. Carlson
Rating: 4.43
Bestsellers Rate: 26040
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 144
Hours of reading: 2.4 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
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Written by a famous American painter and teacher, whose landscapes are found in many of the world's most noted museums, this book is known as one of the art student's most helpful guides. It provides a wealth of advice on the choice of subject; it tells what to look for and aim for, and explains the mysteries of color, atmospheric conditions, and other phenomena to be found in nature. Through his profound understanding of the physical nature of landscapes and his highly developed artistic sense, John Carlson is able to explain both the whys and the hows of the various aspects of landscape painting. Among the subjects covered are angles and consequent values (an insightful concept necessary for strong overall unity of design), aerial and linear perspective, the painting of trees, the emotional properties of line and mass in composition, light, unity of tone, choice of subject, and memory work. In the beginning chapters, the author tells how to make the best of canvas, palette, colors, brushes, and other materials and gives valuable advice about texture, glazing, varnishing, bleaching, retouching, and framing. Thirty-four reproductions of Mr. Carlson's own work and 58 of his explanatory diagrams are shown on pages adjoining the text. As Howard Simon says in the introduction: "Crammed into its pages are the thoughts and experiences of a lifetime of painting and teaching. Undoubtedly it is a good book for the beginner, but the old hand at art will appreciate its honesty and broadness of viewpoint. It confines itself to the mechanics of landscape painting but, philosophically, it roams far and wide. . . . This is a book to keep, to read at leisure, and to look into for the solution of problems as they arise, when the need for an experienced hand is felt."

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Authors: J.F. Carlson
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Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780486229270
ISBN10: 0486229270
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Edition: New edition
Edition Statement: New edition
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Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
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Pages: 144
Book Weight: 411
Book Dimensions: 213x280x10
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Publication date: June 1, 1973
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Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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