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What Painting Is


What Painting Is - Elkins, James
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In this classic text, James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history. Alchemy provides a strange language to explore what it is a painter really does in the studio-the smells, the mess, the struggle to control the uncontrollable, the special knowledge only painters hold of how colors will mix, and how they will look. Written from the perspective of a painter-turned-art historian, this anniversary edition includes a new introduction and preface by Elkins in which he ...

What Painting Is 2019, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138319882

2nd edition


What Painting Is 2019, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138319899

2nd edition


What Painting Is 2000, Routledge, New York

ISBN-13: 9780415926621

Trade paperback

What Painting Is 1998, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415921138