Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques
Foyalty 90
The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques (Paperback)
Order now for Free delivery in the UK for orders over £10 or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days. More on delivery...
Order Options List Price Online Price Save Availability Login for Quick Checkout
Delivery:

To home, business or free to our stores. Click for more info.

£30.00 £22.50 25%

Despatched in 2 business days.

Add to Basket
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 3pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

£30.00 £25.50 15%

In stock in 1 or more stores

Buy - Select Store
New & Used:

Our marketplace sellers will deliver to your chosen address. Click for more info.

From £17.99  

In stock at one or more sellers.

Buy - Select Seller

Product Synopsis

First published in 1940, this is the fifth edition of Ralph Mayer's book. It is designed as a reference guide to the materials necessary for the modern artist. Techniques for watercolour, oil and acrylic painting are included.

Art, Fashion & Photography >> Art monographs, history & theory >> Art forms >> Painting & paintingsSport & Hobbies >> Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts >> Painting & art manuals Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 16/09/1991 ISBN-13: 9780571143313  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

More books by Ralph Mayer

More books by Steven Sheehan

More books by Steven Sheehan

Customer Reviews

This book has been revised and expanded many times since the original publication in 1940. Arguably, it is the Artists' Bible for "materials & technique". But don't expect any pretty pictures: it's all text and technical tables, apart from some 70-odd graphs detailing "representative spectral curves of pigment", plus a handful of illustrations. The bulk of the 760 pages (including the index) is very much towards the painterly side of art: oils, acrylics, watercolurs, and so forth. There is precious little about sculptures' materials; in fact, this come under the section "Miscellaneous Notes". But apart from this bias, the book remains highly commendable.

- 05/09/2011 Report this Review
 
 
 
Leave Review

Delivery

Please note for the New & Used Marketplace different terms and conditions apply.

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location1st BookEach additional bookAverage Delivery Time
UK Second ClassAvailable free for orders over £10* or £2.50Available free for orders over £10* or £1.003-7 Days
UK First Class£4.50£1.001-2 Days
UK Courier£7.00£1.001-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier£17.00£3.002-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail£5.00£1.504-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier£20.00£3.002-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail£7.00£3.004-14 Days
Rest of World Courier£22.50£3.003-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail£8.00£3.007-21 Days

* Available free for orders over £10 = When offered a delivery preference choose 'For Cheapest Postage' for our freepost in the UK offer. This is not available on the 'For Faster Delivery' option.

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

Foyles Marketplace

Special Terms on Marketplace orders

Please note special terms and condition apply and customers placing orders are accepting these terms. See our Full Terms, Delivery Rates and Times. Specifically we are unable to accept cancellation or amendment to Marketplace orders once placed.

All sellers despatch within 48 hours, but postage times and costs vary depending on your location and that of the seller. As such the UK delivery price is displayed as a guide only.

Condition Seller Postage Price

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD overall condition. May have some library stamps, marks etc.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Hemingway

Available Qty: 1

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

£2.95 3-10 business days

£17.99

Earns 71 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £20.94

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Paperbackshop International

Available Qty: 10

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

£2.95 3-10 business days

£20.48

Earns 81 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £23.43

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

AwesomeBooksUK

Available Qty: 4

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

£2.95 3-10 business days

£21.82

Earns 87 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £24.77

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Kennys.ie

Available Qty: 10

Ireland

From Ireland

£4.00 5-14 business days

£22.47

Earns 89 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £26.47

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

Despatched in 2 business days.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

FoylesFoyles

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

Free 3-7 business days

£22.50

Earns 90 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £22.50

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

AwesomeBooksUK

Available Qty: 3

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

£2.95 3-10 business days

£23.32

Earns 93 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £26.27

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

AwesomeNewBooks

Available Qty: 4

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£30.50

Earns 122 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £38.65

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

AwesomeNewBooks

Available Qty: 3

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£32.06

Earns 128 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £40.21

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

Book

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

El Pinarillo Books

Available Qty: 1

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

£2.95 3-10 business days

£33.28

Earns 133 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £36.23

Add to Basket

Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

CRB

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£49.06

Earns 196 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £57.21

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

Great customer service. You will be happy!

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

booklab

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£74.47

Earns 297 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £82.62

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

More Books

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£74.47

Earns 297 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £82.62

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

Great customer service. You will be happy!

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

booklab

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£102.62

Earns 410 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £110.77

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

More Books

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£102.62

Earns 410 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £110.77

Add to Basket

You might also like

The Oil Painting Book: Materials and...
Bill Creevy
 
£16.99£12.4027%Add to Basket
Sketches of Amerindian Tribes
Edward A. Goodall
 
Tom Phillips: Words and Texts
Tom Phillips
 
From£10.74 Buy - Select Seller
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Edit Basket Go to Checkout
Select Currency: $ £
enCounter Culture
Signed Books and Copies
Animators Survival Kit
Latest Blog
At last! An award for Young Adult fiction
27/09/2014

YA blogger Joanne Stapley celebrates the announcement of the new YA Book Prize - and Foyles' involvement in it - and picks out some of the finest YA fiction published this year.

GUEST BLOG: Ordinary heroes
25/09/2014

No.1 bestelling thriller writer Linwood Barclay explains why a teacher or a car salesman can be just as effective an action hero as a private eye or a former soldier.

GUEST BLOG: The right to tell stories
18/09/2014

Kathryn Simmonds, whose first novel features the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, looks at the rights and responsibilities of the fiction writer when covering events in living memory.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Version: 1.0.0.17857