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Paint, A Manual of Pictorial Thought & Practical Advice

I am reading it today

A messy rambling book both in its images, text and layout, but interesting and inspiring in that it makes it all look doable.

This is from the Amazon site, and puts it well:

From Library Journal:

Most art manuals tend toward large, impressive photos with little text. This one is packed with 1500 illustrations and an unusually rich text. Camp’s style tends to personal observation, autobiographical touches, references to art history, and fresh inspiration. A teacher at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and a member of the Royal Academy of Arts, he believes in copying from masters but avoiding academic dryness. Libraries should also consider his previous, excellent work Draw: How To Master the Art (DK, 1994).
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

My rating: 3.5 stars
***1/2

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