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The Airbrush Book: Art, History and Technique
The Airbrush Book Art History and Technique Author:Seng-Gye Tombs Curtis, Christopher Hunt A comprehensive technical manual on the selection and use of the tool that has changed the face of graphic and fine art during the twentieth century. Topics include: airbrush development, the airbrush in art, anatomy of the airbrush, basic method, simple techniques, advanced techniques, specialized applications, care and maintenance, and product... more »s guide. This book is the ultimate in airbrush information for both studio professionals and ambitious amateurs.
The airbrush has changed the face of Western graphics and fine art during the twentieth century. With its sophisticated system of spraying color selectively, the airbrush can cast such a spell of glamour, dynamism, and sheer artistic appeal that almost every printed advertising image we see has been radiantly transformed by its use.
This unusual book is a comprehensive technical manual on the selection and use of the tool, as well as a record of airbrush art and graphics. Beginning with a description of how the airbrush works, the authors give detailed guidance on the advantages and disadvantages of various types before taking the reader through a course on airbrush technique, then go on to explain more advanced exercises and conclude with an important section on care and maintenance. This book is the ultimate in airbrush information both for studio professionals and ambitious amateurs.
The Airbrush Book gives a detailed history of the development of the airbrush as a modern artist's tool. It presents a thrilling full-color gallery of works by every major artist and illustrator from Alberto Vargas to Philip Castle and introduces the often brilliant but little-known work of emerging airbrush artists in other countries. « less