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Edition: First Edition:Third Printing stated Revised, Enlarged Edition
EXTREMELY S-C-A-R-C-E !!
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Clean and unmarked within & without. A beautiful copy of a classic Art book from the 1976. The pictorial dustjacket cover is very
nice and bright(my photos are of the actual copy I'm selling). This over 30 year old hard cover book is in outstanding condition with NO pages missing; no tears or dogears etc... Wonderfully well-preserved! Very, very, rare and
simultaneously by Watson - Guptill, New York/Pitman, London in
1976 this is a FIRST EDITION:THIRD
PRINTING(stated) bright blue linen-like boards hardcover. Book Condition: is Nearest
to Mint.This oversized hardcover comes with
a bright glossy pictorial dustjacket that has a few tiny repaired closed tears. Beige coloured endpapers are unblemished. It’s been in a private
collection for 30+ years. Blue cloth covered boards with strong gold lettering
to the front panel and spine. The dust jacket has not been price
also a Indexand a Bibliography
There’s 176 pages and 100 pictures in black and white & 37 Full color plates. Spotlessly Clean, tight exterior. Clean pure white cloth hardcover. Dust jacket has been neatly reinforced and
repaired with clear tape. It is price clipped and presents really well.
Comprehensive, popular guide by renowned artist and teacher presents a full course of watercolor painting, from basics to creating landscapes; painting
portraits and figures; drawing; following design principles; and matting,
framing, and selling completed works. Two full-color sections show how to
create 7 of the author's watercolors. 37 color illustrations, over 100
Complete Guide to Watercolor
Painting by Edgar A. Whitney is not a coffee table book,
not "eye candy;" but the quick readability of the black and white ...
It is a terrific
instructional book. This
fabulous title is a superb
guide for self-instruction, useful for many years of painting. Guide to
matting, handling watercolor paints, technique improvement.
Fundamentals of graphic design as applied to watercolor ………… I love this book, and
recommend it to serious students of painting, despite the unfortunate and
rather bogus title.
A better, though more cumbersome title, might have been "Introducing the
Fundamentals of Graphic Design as Applied to Watercolor Painting."
It can teach you how to design your paintings thoughtfully and well. The author
understood the fundamentals of design, and explained them clearly and
logically. Many of his own paintings are included as instructional examples. I
found them very helpful, although the black and white reproductions are not
always easy to "read".
Some people like to paint intuitively and emotionally with no conscious
consideration of design. If this is your preference, and you have no wish to
consider other approaches, this is not the book for you. This is also not the
best book for someone looking for in-depth lessons in color theory. There is
some discussion of the general working methods and materials of traditional
watercolor painting, but that alone would not make me recommend the book. Much
of this information can be found in the many introductory watercolor books on
the market today. These often have great visual appeal, with lush color
reproductions, and lots of sparkling white space. But looks can be deceiving.
While this rather plain-looking book will not win a beauty contest, get to know
it well and you will find that it has hidden charms.
What makes this book so valuable to me is its emphasis on drawing and
composition as the foundation of painting. If you share the author's faith in
this foundation, but have not been able to master these subjects through your
own efforts, this book can be an excellent (though not complete) guide.
THIS IS IT !!…….. Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting by
Edgar A. Whitney is not a coffee table book, not "eye candy;"
but the quick readability of the black and white reproductions of Whitney's
watercolors shows that he knows what he's talking about when it comes to design
and the importance of a good value pattern. This is a book for the serious
student of watercolor painting who is willing to take instruction and work at
his/her craft, and it is, in fact, an excellent instruction manual for any
painter, as the design principles are universal.
After studying dozens of art books over the years and taking university art
classes and workshops from nationally known artists, this book is what finally
helped me "get it" when it came to putting together an effective
watercolor painting. The black and white reproductions do not detract from the
soundness of the instruction. It may be helpful to have other books on color
theory, various techniques, etc., but these are only peripherals to the sound
design basics taught in this book.
If you want a book that is similar to this older model in its instruction on
design but with all pictures in color, Tony Couch's more recent Keys to
Successful Painting, might suit you well. But note that Tony Couch, along with
a long list of other well-known watercolorists, were disciples of Edgar A.
Guide to Watercolor Painting………..Many
great watercolorists of our day are proud to mention that they were students of
Edgar A. Whitney. His "Principles of design" and "Elements of
design" constantly show up in modern day watercolor technique books.
This book is a
must for those of us who love watercolor. The graphics are, of course, dated,
but that's a part of the charm of owning a book authored by one of the true
masters of the media.
It's a good read,
front to back, but you'll also find yourself returning to it again and again in
your workshop or studio for reference.
Mr. Whitney has
the reputation, not only of being a genius but also being a bit of a rascal in
his workshops, pulling no punches in his critiques and also reveling in joking
with his students. I was born too late to experience his workshops, but I
treasure this volume of his words and wisdom
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