Stock Image

HOW I PAINT: Secrets of a Sunday Painter

BUECHNER, Thomas S.

19 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0810941538 / ISBN 13: 9780810941533
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, NY, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Falls Bookstore (Readsboro, VT, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since January 5, 2004

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 50.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Light orange cloth binding. Blind-stamped scene on front and blue print on spine. Tight sound amd unmarked. 127 pages including index. Dust jacket has light shelfwear, in mylar and not price clipped. Beautiful book on painting techniques. Size: 9 X 10 3/4. Bookseller Inventory # 006740

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: HOW I PAINT: Secrets of a Sunday Painter

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, NY

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: BUECHNER, Thomas S.

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Ex-Library

About this title

Synopsis:

What is the process by which a painting comes into being? What goes on in the artist's mind? What different techniques are used in creating a still life, landscape, or portrait? In this look at the complex, often mysterious painting process, painter/museum director Thomas S. Buechner combines clear how-to instruction with striking insights to help us look at pictures in a wholly new way.

An expert on painting techniques, Buechner offers valuable tips for both amateur and professional painters on traditional methods that many schools do not teach today. An impassioned painter himself, whose work hangs in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art, Buechner includes illustrations of many of his most inspired paintings and drawings-some shown in step-by-step series with enlarged details-illuminating for us the intimate relationship between the artist and his materials.

129 illustrations, 98 in full color, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4"

THOMAS S. BUECHNER, former director of the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Corning Museum of Glass, is the author of several books, most notably Abrams' definitive biography Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator. In addition to his long experience in interpreting works of art for museumgoers, Buechner brings to this book the perspective gained from decades of teaching painting.

Review:

Thomas S. Buechner is an accomplished artist who has painted some 2,500 pictures in his long career, some of which are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art. For How I Paint: Secrets of a Sunday Painter, he selected 50 works that he uses to illustrate what, why, and how he paints. The book explores not only how paintings can be better appreciated and enjoyed (Buechner is also the former director of the Brooklyn Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass), it also reveals the working insights that go into making a painting vital. Buechner outlines traditional methods of composition that many art schools no longer teach today. Though capable of composing majestic, calm landscapes and still lives of such exactitude and feeling that even a lowly red onion seems poised to address the viewer, Buechner excels in portraiture. He tends to place his sitters in dark, empty space, explaining, "We are, each of us, quite alone, and that's what I try to paint." This is a book about technique, practice, and the timeless fundamentals of the creative process from the perspective of a mature artist whose works reflect the luminescent lessons of the old masters. --Mary Ribesky

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

In Home, with additional storage building. Located on Route 100, Readsboro Falls, Vermont.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Please e-mail or call to reserve. Shipping & Handling rates as follows:
Domestic U.S.A. Mimimum $4.50 for up to 2lbs.; $5.50 for up to 5lbs: For non-domestic shipment, or over 5 lbs., and shipment other than USPS media rate, will quote. Will accept checks, money orders and purchase through ABE's credit card program. Vermont residents please add 6% sales tax. We will accept returns, if the book is not as stated, within 30 days of receipt of item.
UPDATE DETAILS; Falls Bookstore, P.O. Box 233; Rea...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping per conditions as listed. If other desired please contact.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal