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Looking at Paintings: A Guide to Technical Terms, Revised Edition

  • Tiarna Doherty and Anne T. Woollett

    What is tempera? What is foreshortening? What is fresco? These terms—and more than 100 others—are explained and illustrated in Looking at Paintings. First published in 1992, Looking at Paintings—now thoroughly revised and expanded—presents concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most often encountered by museum goers. This new edition pays special attention to the processes and methods of paintings conservation; it also offers definitions and examples of materials and techniques, such as color field and collage, that did not appear in the earlier volume.

    At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Tiarna Doherty is associate conservator in the Department of Paintings Conservation and Anne T. Woollett is curator in the Department of Paintings.

    100 pages
    6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
    71 color and 7 b/w illustrations
    ISBN 978-0-89236-972-0

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
    Series: Looking At