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FRESCO PAINTING for Home & Garden

Hocombe, Sarah

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ISBN 10: 0715308386 / ISBN 13: 9780715308387
Published by David & Charles, London, 1999
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Soft blue cloth, FINE IN FINE ILLUSTRATED DUSTJACKET, 137 pp. Illustrated with superb colour photographs throughout, Fresco Painting is both a practical introduction and an absorbing history of this ancient painting technique, which will inspire home decorators and craft enthusiasts of all abilities to have a go. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018298

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Title: FRESCO PAINTING for Home & Garden

Publisher: David & Charles, London

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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In this text, artist and teacher Sarah Hocombe aims to demonstrate how even an inexperienced beginner can achieve stunning results from the start. The text provides an introduction to the technique through a series of small-scale projects that reproduce classical fresco designs on a variety of surfaces including tiles, wood, brick and plaster. It also provides a history of fresco. Step-by-step instructions at every stage introduce a range of techniques, from basic painting, trompe-l'oeil and marbling, to advanced work using raised modelling, gilding and fine glazes. Information on mural painting and the preparation of walls and portable panels for large-scale paintings is also included.

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This challenging, intriguing manual is based on the ancient art of fresco. Using superb examples from Pompeii and the palaces of Florence, Hocombe manages to make the daunting task of mastering the use of sand, lime, water, and pigments seem within the reach of most artists and crafters. She demonstrates, at first in small projects, how pigments become fixed in the hard crystalline layer on the plaster surface and how, over time, the color in fresco becomes richer and deeper. From basic painting, trompe l'oeil, and marbling, the author advances to raised modeling, gilding, and fine glazes. Highly recommended for all collections.
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