Paths to the Art of Painting. 1923. VG HC Czech Language Guide to Painting
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Paths to the Art of Painting
Engelmuller, Ferdinand Publisher:
Borsky and Sulc Release Date:
Used: Very Good
Notes: Very Good 9 1/4" x 8" Czech Language light gray-brown cloth over board artist's guide to painting, brown stamped lettering to front and back panels and spine featuring author's signature to front and publishers logo to back, light foxing on cloth boards, front tips slightly curved downward, black film along top edge of textblock, age toning on all pages around edges, light soiling on page one, otherwise unmarked throughout and tightly bound.  V-XI  505 pp. + illustrations and visual aids, includes one thin stylized transparency with author's signature and text: "The need for Beauty and the desire for it is much deeper in nature than we think, it plays on the last line like in the lines of the heavenly mountains, you just have to see and grasp it," photograph of author visible under transparency from next page, black-and-white images and illustrations of painting tools, technical guides for perspective, paintings, and graphics of anatomy and nature scenes and includes beige stiff paper endpapers. Section I "Art Education," Section II "Drawing at Home and in Nature," Section III "Drawing the Human Head and Body According to Model," Section IV "Painting. About Paints and Binders," Section V "Painting Techniques," Section VI "Auxiliary Sciences," Section VII "Restoration of Old Pictures," Section VII "Technical and Mechanical Aids," and Section X "Glossary and Index." Known for his landscape paintings, Czech artist and author, Ferdinand Engelmuller lived from 1867 to 1924 and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Second Edition. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.