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Encaustic Library

online book, video & article titles about encaustic

Books, Videos & articles
relating to Encaustic Approaches

online book, video & article titles about encaustic
This collection of titles is a beginning. It is not complete & needs to be expanded. If you can add worthy titles to this resource please do so by the email link

Hobby Art

An introduction article for Encaustic as a Hobby Art
You can print out this simple introductory article for groups, classes, friends, etc.

ENCAUSTIC ART "HOW TO PAINT WITH WAX"
by Michael Bossom 205mm x 260mm
64 pages FULL COLOUR
Published by Search Press Ltd 1997
ISBN 0 85532 826 6
"THE" Handbook for beginning modern Hobby Art Techniques of working with wax and heated tools. This book presents a flowing series of easy to follow expanding techniques using step by step photographs and numerous examples, all in full colour. Michael clearly develops for you the basic skills required for a sound foundation. Ideal for craft, hobby art, creative art, therapeutic applications and rehabilitation projects. Of some technical interest to Fine artists just starting Encaustic. THE BEST AVAILABLE HAND GUIDE TO STARTING OUT WITH ENCAUSTIC ART .

ENCAUSTIC ART HOBBY BOOK
by Michael Bossom
64 pages 140mm x 200mm including 9 colour pages. A collection of modern Encaustic Art techniques for craft and hobby level presented in a project based style
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS A HOBBYCRAFT PROJECTS AID TO TECHNIQUES, IDEAS AND APPROACHES.

ENCAUSTIC ART VIDEO
57 minutes of teaching and stimulation from Michael Bossom. Made in 1992 this production has been well acclaimed and although new tools have broadened the possibilities upon those used in this production it still rates very highly for both Hobby Art & Fine Art beginners.
Arts Encaustic International 1992
VHS PAL / NTSC in USA
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS A PRACTICAL & INSPIRING AID

Fine art

THE ART OF ENCAUSTIC PAINTING
Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax
by JOANNE MATTERA
published in 2001 by Watson-Guptill Publications, New York
ISBN 0-8230-0283-7
This book is reccommended and very well worth getting if you are at all interested in the fine art application of encasutic waxes.
Joanne offers clear in-depth information on all aspects of preparation, application and working manner with lots of fine art examples.

THE ARTIST'S HANDBOOK OF MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
by RALPH MAYER
4th edition published in 1982 by FABER & FABER
Library Class No.751 MAY
Chapter 8 contains some interesting information.

ARTISTS' MATERIALS Which, Why and How
by Emma Pearce
1st edition published 1992 by A &C Black, LONDON
ISBN 0-7136-3554-1

Encaustic Materials &Methods
by Frances Pratt and Becca Fizell VW74896
New York Lear Publications (1949) (Ambassador 1949)

Painting with Pastels plus Wax
by Jose Paramon
Library Ref:0764250 -- 751.4PAR

Work of the Ancient's

Mysterious Fayum Portraits
By Euphrosyne Doxiadis
Thames & Hudson 1995
ISBN 0-500-23713-1
Definitely the best book on the subject. 274 Illustrations with 124 in colour - Wonderful photographs
Not to be missed by the serious!
visit our HISTORY section for more about Ancient approaches

Ancient Faces
By Susan walker & Morris Bierbrier
British Museum Press 1997
ISBN 0 7141 1905 9 (cased)
ISBN 0 7141 1905 4 (paper)
An excellent reference of the 1997 Exhibition "Ancient faces" held at the British Museum. A good rounded work, offering an understanding of the context of encaustic working by the Ancients.
Second choice after the "Mysterious Fayum Portraits

Portrait Painting from Roman Egypt
by A.F.Shore
British Museum ISBN 7141 0917 7

Encaustic Methods of Painting in the manner of the Ancients
by J H Muntz London, 1790.

Other pieces

These are a collection of assorted pieces that have been brought to our attention. Some are short articles in magazines, etc. whilst others are sections in books.

ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA
see ENCAUSTIC PAINTING.

THE ARTIST'S HANDBOOK
by Ray Smith

THE MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES OF PAINTING
by Jonathon Stephenson

"Portraits from Roman Egypt
by J C Cooney,
Cleveland Museum of Art Bulletin Feb 1972 pages 50-55

Painter's Guide to Studio Methods and Materials.
by R Kay Englewood Clifs, N.J.
Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1982

"Encaustic Varients"
by Ralph Mayer
American Artist June 1973 page 15

"Jasper Johns' New Paintings
by J Perrone
Artforum April 1976 pages 48-51

The Fire of the Ancients
: The Encaustic Painting Revival, 1775 to 1812
by D Rice
New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University PH.D. Dissertation, 1979.

"Encaustic Painting"
by R Samuelson
American Artist, December 1983, page 66+

Treatise on Fresco, Encaustic & Tempera Painting
by E Latilla

"Wax as Art Form"
by Thelma R. Newman 1966
Library of Congress cat. Card. No.66-21605
Publisher: Thomas Yoseloff, South Brunswick, New Jersey 6411
printed in USA
(UK) Thomas Yoseloff Ltd. 18, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2

 


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