Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques by Ralph Mayer
This dictionary of art terms and techniques is designed to appeal to anyone interested in the visual arts. The book's coverage includes all forms of easel and mural paintings, drawing, sculpture, the graphic arts, ceramics, mosaics, gilding and enamelling as well as related fields such as conservation and paint technology. Over 3200 definitions are included with materials defined in terms of composition, source, use and characteristic properties and processes and techniques defiend in terms of their practical application and results. Entries on schools, styles and periods is also included.