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A PERFECT GROUND: PREPARATORY LAYERS FOR OIL PAINTINGS, 1550-1900. Maartje Stols-Witlox. Archetype Publications Ltd, London, 2017. Distributed in the U.S.A. by ACC Distribution, New York. 408 pp. with 75 ills. (69 col.). 25 x 18 cm. ISBN 9781909492356 In English.
Publisher's description: This volume examines the history of Preparatory layers for oil paintings focusing on North West Europe between the times 1550 and 1900. Part 1 contains a lot of historical detail. It examines the recipe collection of preparatory layers, their uses and impact, materials within the recipes and their application, texture and color. The volume also takes a chronological look at the history of preparatory layers and the major developments in preparatory layers for oil paintings during the time period. Part 2 examines reconstructions of the recipes focusing on particular materials and their influence on the preparatory layer and therefore the final painting.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Painting
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 167988
Hardcover $175.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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