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  1. Front cover: CHROMATOPIA: An Illustrated History of Colour

    CHROMATOPIA: An Illustrated History of Colour

    £24.95

    The publisher of CHROMATOPIA, Thames & Hudson, has given Cornelissen exclusive advanced copies. The book trade/Amazon will have copies available only in mid-February 2019. We have advance copies due to several Cornelissen references in the book and because the author, David Coles, worked with Cornelissen for a decade before moving to Melbourne to set up Langridge Artist Colours. The first print run in Australia (5000 copies) sold out in only a few months and we expect a similar reception here. The images on every page (photography by Adrian Lander) are stunning. The writing feels informal, but well informed; offering a clearer understanding of each pigment than one would get from reading their wikipedia entries.
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  2. Passport Map, Africa, A2 poster print

    Passport Map, Africa, A2 poster print

    £25.00

    Passport Map, Africa, Artist Yanko Tihov. Size A2 (420 x 594 mm). Poster print. ISBN: 9780957449626 Learn More
  3. The Boys Book of Trades and the Tools Used

    The Boys Book of Trades and the Tools Used

    £17.00

    This is a facsimile of a book first published in the 1860's, "with numerous illustrations" covering 33 trades including: cabinet maker, painter, gilder, paper stainer, dyer and scourer. Learn More
  4. Impressionists' Palettes of Light

    Impressionists' Palettes of Light

    £8.65

    Impressionists' Palettes of Light by Patricia Railing. This little book reproduces palettes by several of the plein-air Impressionist painters, describing the pigments used, and includes short excerpts by the scientists whose work was the foundation of the new painting – on complementary colours, optical mixing, and the pigment-colour correspondence. It closes with colour swatches of the pigments, provided by the London artists’ colourmen, L. Cornelissen & Son. Learn More
  5. Illumination Gold and Colour Book

    Illumination Gold and Colour Book

    £15.00

    Patricia Lovett is one of the world’s leading authorities on the techniques and practical processes of making mediæval manuscripts. She lectures and teaches all over the world on calligraphy and illumination, and has written about a dozen books on these subjects, as well as producing a DVD – Illumination – Tools, Materials, Techniques, Projects. Patricia has run calligraphy courses as well as those on traditional manuscript gilding and painting techniques, and was awarded an MBE for her services to heritage crafts and calligraphy. This book takes the beginner and those with more experience through step-by-step processes to produce simple and easy projects using cheap metals and modern adhesives, and also to create mediæval miniatures and illuminated scrolls on vellum (animal skin). Learn More
  6. Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting

    Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting

    £40.00

    Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting - Egg Tempera, Fresco, Secco by Aidan Hart. The most comprehensive description to date of the techniques, formulae and history of Icon and Wall Painting. The book is beautifully designed and over its 490 pages, there are 450 coloured images and 180 drawings. Cornelissen materials are included in the text and in the images. Learn More
  7. Passport Map, Europe, A2 poster print

    Passport Map, Europe, A2 poster print

    £25.00

    Passport Map, Europe, Artist Yanko Tihov. Size A2 (420 x 594 mm). Poster print Learn More
  8. Practical Gilding

    Practical Gilding

    £11.95

    By Peter & Ann Mactaggart. This book is an attempt to set down detailed descriptions and explanations of the traditional, professional methods of both oil and water gilding in a way that can be followed by another craftsman. It does not discuss some of the methods that have been suggested recently for amateur use. (74 pages) Learn More
  9. Artist's Handbook

    Artist's Handbook

    £24.99

    By Pip Seymour. The Artist’s Handbook provides artists with in-depth, practical information on the materials, equipment and skills necessary for all areas of artistic practice. Topics covered include advice on how to select appropriate art materials, including paints, brushes, canvases and drawing materials; techniques for making your own paints, glue, varnishes and paper; advice on how to achieve the best results from both manufactured and hand-made materials; the best methods of storing and preserving finished artworks, and health and safety precautions. (520 pages) Learn More
  10. Painter's Handbook

    Painter's Handbook

    £20.00

    Call to Order

    By Mark David Gottsegen. A guide to artists’ materials as well as a thorough resource presenting techniques for using them and recipes for making them. (355 pages) Learn More

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