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The Resource What painting is : how to think about oil painting, using the language of alchemy, James Elkins

What painting is : how to think about oil painting, using the language of alchemy, James Elkins

Label
What painting is : how to think about oil painting, using the language of alchemy
Title
What painting is
Title remainder
how to think about oil painting, using the language of alchemy
Statement of responsibility
James Elkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this classic text, James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history. Alchemy provides a magical language to explore what it is a painter really does in the studio--the smells, the mess, the struggle to control the uncontrollable, the special knowledge only painters hold of how colors will mix, and how they will look. Written from the perspective of a painter-turned-art historian, this anniversary edition includes a new introduction and preface by Elkins in which he further reflects on the experience of painting and its role in the study of art today"--
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
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156259
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Elkins, James
Dewey number
750.18
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Painting
Target audience
adult
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how to think about oil painting, using the language of alchemy
Label
What painting is : how to think about oil painting, using the language of alchemy, James Elkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-231) and index
Control code
ocm38566030
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 246 p., 15 p. of plates
Isbn
9780415921138
Lccn
98014702
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(Sirsi) ABR-6288
Label
What painting is : how to think about oil painting, using the language of alchemy, James Elkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-231) and index
Control code
ocm38566030
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 246 p., 15 p. of plates
Isbn
9780415921138
Lccn
98014702
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(Sirsi) ABR-6288

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