Nineteen floorplans for working shops are illustrated in this book. The assortment of shops includes galleries, frame shops, frame shops with galleries and galleries that offer framing. The plans include old houses, shops located in new and old shopping centers and odd shaped buildings. Many unique spaces are illustrated, such as a small shop of 400 square feet, a 2,232 square foot brownstone on 3 floors, and a 4,000 square foot shop made from two adjoining stores. Included are illustrations of worktables and storage units for art, moulding, matboards, and supplies. To design a layout for your own shop, use the grid sheet provided, along with the patterns for equipment, worktables, counters and displays. Duplicate the grid and patterns on a photocopy machine, then cut out the pattern pieces and begin arranging and rearranging them on the grid. Or scan the grid and patterns into a computer and design your layout on the computer screen.
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Vivian Carli Kistler, MCPF, GCF, Adv. Vivian Kistler is a leading picture framing expert and in worldwide demand. She owned and operated a large retail gallery and frame shop for over twenty years. She has a degree in art and a certificate in finance. She also owned a craft store and a commercial framing company which supplied framing and art to hotels, coliseums and hospitals. Vivian is the author of numerous books and videos, including the seven-volume Library of Professional Picture Framing. Her monthly articles appear in Art World News, Picture Framing Magazine and Profile magazine. As an educator in the framing and art industry, Vivian travels the world training framers. She is certified as a Master Custom Picture Framer in the USA by the Professional Picture Framers Association and as a Guild Commended Framer, Advanced in the UK by the Fine Art Trade Guild.
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