Art & Design Books

Decorative Painting of the World - a project book of folk art (11644)

Thunder Bay 1st 1995
large 4to, v v min bmps to bds o/w VG++/VG++ 1185 gms
(Order reference 11644).

From the blurb:

“More and more we are looking to cultures around the world for inspiration in decoration and design. The tribes of Africa and the peasants of Europe, ethnic groups such as the Pennsylvania Dutch, the canal folk of England: all offer a rich heritage of painting styles.

This book draws on these and many other sources to provide a wealth of ideas for painting furniture and practical items which will add colour and tone to any home. Each chapter covers a particular folk tradition and opens with an exploration of its influences and development. The Designs & Variations pages which follow form a unique visual reference for alternative motifs and colour combinations. A series of projects then outline the steps to producing your own works of art in that style. A general chapter shows clearly how to scale designs, mix colours and paint all the brush-strokes. There is also comprehensive information on crackling, antiquing and other ageing processes to turn your inexpensive furniture into priceless antiques.

Folk artists from around the world have contributed to this wonderful catalogue of images and information. Projects range from small to large, from simple to elaborate and are graded for the beginner, intermediate painter and advanced folk artist. Anyone who has ever picked up a brush or even just thought about doing so will find Decorative Painting of the World an invaluable guide and inspiration.”