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The Art of Faux : The Complete Sourcebook of Decorative Painted Finishes
by Pierre Finkelstein
Aimed at professionals and dedicated amateurs, The Art of Faux is packed with gorgeous examples of faux finishes. Internationally acclaimed, award-winning decorative painter and instructor Pierre Finkelstein covers every aspect of the art form in tremendous detail, beginning with extensive specifics on all tools, materials, supplies, and planning, and including preparation and cleanup considerations. Each of the other 10 chapters concentrates on a wide variety of faux finishes in different categories: marble, semiprecious stone, limestone and sandstone, wood, patinas and textures, metals and gilding, tile, organic materials (such as ivory, leather, and mother-of-pearl), stenciling, and trompe l'oeil. There are even instructions for uncommon faux finishes, such as bamboo, Delft tile, snakeskin, and damask, that are not generally taught in other books on the subject. Every finish is presented as a complete recipe, and the list of ingredients includes not only paints, glazes, and tools, but also difficulty ratings and lists of preparatory exercises for techniques that are part of the complete finish. People seriously involved in any aspect of faux finishing--particularly people considering careers in the field--should invest in the information-packed The Art of Faux.
Paperback: 336 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.92 x 8.43
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns; 
ISBN: 0823008584

Berberine and Huangbo : Ancient Colorants and Dyes (British Library Studies in Conservation Science, Vol 2)
by Peter J. Gibbs, Kenneth R. Seddon
Paperback: 64 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.27 x 9.25 x 6.17
Publisher: British Library Pubns; (November )
ISBN: 0712306498 

Craft of Natural Dyeing
by Jenny Dean

The Art of Manipulating Fabric
by Colette Wolff

Batik and Tie Dye Techniques
by Nancy Belfer
Paperback: 145 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.39 x 9.21 x 6.49
Publisher: Dover Pubns; 3rd edition (August 1992)
ISBN: 0486271315

Color & Design on Fabric: Paint, Dye, Stitch, Print (Singer Design Series)
by The Home Arts Editors of CPi
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.26 x 10.80 x 8.30
Publisher: Creative Publishing International; 1 edition (February 1, )
ISBN: 086573870X
Color by Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing
Color by Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing
by Ann Johnston
Spiral-bound from Ann Johnston
Color by Design: Paint and Print with Dye
Color by Design: Paint and Print with Dye
by Ann Johnston
Spiral-bound from Ann Johnston
A Complete Guide to Silk Painting
by Susanne Hahn
Paperback: 136 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.45 x 10.25 x 8.30
Publisher: Search Pr Ltd; (January 1992)
ISBN: 0855327189 

Fabric Painting and Dyeing for the Theatre
by Deborah Dryden (Author)
Paperback: 424 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.71 x 9.27 x 7.44
Publisher: Heinemann; (November 1993)
ISBN: 0435086243

Fabric Dyeing & Printing
by Kate Wells

Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World
by Simon Garfield
In 1856, while trying to synthesize artificial quinine, 18-year-old chemistry student William Perkin instead produced a murky residue. Fifty years later, he described the event: he "was about to throw a certain residue away when I thought it might be interesting. The solution of it resulted in a strangely beautiful color." Perkin had stumbled across the world's first aniline dye, a color that became known as mauve.

"So what?" you might say. "A teenager invented a new color." As Simon Garfield admirably points out in Mauve, the color really did change the world. Before Perkin's discovery all the dyes and paints were colored by roots, leaves, insects, or, in the case of purple, mollusks. As a result, colors were inconsistent and unpredictably strong, often fading or washing out. Perkin found a dye that would always produce a uniform shade--and he pointed the way to other synthetic colors, thus revolutionizing the world of both dyemaking and fashion. Mauve became all the rage. Queen Victoria wore it to her daughter's wedding in 1858, and the highly influential Empress Eugénie decided the color matched her eyes. Soon, the streets of London erupted in what one wag called the "mauve measles."

Mauve had a much wider impact as well. By finding a commercial use for his discovery--much to the dismay of his teacher, the great August Hofmann, who believed there needed to be a separation between "pure" and "applied" science--Perkin inspired others to follow in his footsteps: "Ten years after Perkin's discovery of mauve, organic chemistry was perceived as being exciting, profitable, and of great practical use." The influx of bright young men all hoping to earn their fortunes through industrial applications of chemistry later brought significant advances in the fields of medicine, perfume, photography, and even explosives. Through it all, Garfield tells his story in clever, witty prose, turning this odd little tale into a very entertaining read. --Sunny Delaney -
Paperback: 242 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 8.20 x 5.48
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; 
ISBN: 0393323137

Industrial Color Testing : Fundamentals and Techniques
Industrial Color Testing : Fundamentals and Techniques
by Hans G. Völz
Hardcover from Wiley-VCH

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Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now
Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now
by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
Hardcover from Kodansha International (JPN)
Mickey Lawler's Skydyes : A Visual Guide to Fabric Painting
by Mickey Lawler, Rose Sheifer, Annie Nelson (Editor)
Renowned textile artist Mickey Lawler's exquisite hand-painted fabrics are eagerly sought by quilters. Here she shares her amazing way with color and design, instructing readers of any skill level how to paint cottons to achieve remarkable scenic effects suggesting sunrises, sunsets, night skies, storms, seas, landscapes, and gardens. Most of all she exhorts us to have fun, to relax and develop a playful attitude toward our work, to enjoy the serendipitous results these techniques produce. Strewn throughout these vivid pages are gorgeous quilts by various artists utilizing Lawlor's hand-painted fabrics. Also included is one brief project for turning your own painted fabrics into a simple quilt. --Amy Handy
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 11.02 x 8.53
Publisher: C & T Pub; 0 edition 
ISBN: 157120072X

Shibori: The Art of Fabric Tying, Folding, Pleating and Dyeing
by Elfriede Moller
Paperback: 64 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.26 x 10.24 x 8.28
Publisher: Search Pr Ltd; (November )
ISBN: 0855328959

Shibori : The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing - Tradition Techniques Innovation
by Yoshiko; Rice, Mary Kellogg and Barton, Jane Wada, et al

Tie Dye! The How-To Book
by Virginia Gleser
Book Description: Learn the secrets of tie dying and create your own beautiful fabrics. Tie dying is an ancient art form developed in the Far East over a thousand years ago. This user-friendly book will show you how to create seven unique and beautiful designs. Clear, simple instructions, including photos of each stage of the tying and dying, will guide you through the process. Full color photos show the stunning results possible. Includes a source listing for permanent, high quality dyes.

To Dye for : The Rit Book of Creative Dyeing Projects
by Juliet Bawden
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 10.02 x 9.08
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); 1st American Edition edition 
ISBN: 0879517859

Traditional Scottish Dyes
by Jean Fraser
Paperback: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.25 x 7.75 x 5.25
Publisher: Interlink Pub Group; (March )
ISBN: 0862415756 
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Scenic Art for the Theatre
by Susan Crabtree, Peter Beudert
Book Description: Scenic Art for the Theatre is a visual and written guide to the tools and techniques used in modern scene painting. The authors guide the reader through the complex role of the scenic artist, discussing his or her relationship with the scenic designer and production staff; the variety of tools used in scenic artistry including paints, materials, and surfaces; and the techniques, both traditional and non-traditional. The book also includes a history of scenic artistry beginning with the Renaissance and Baroque theatres through the Romantic theatre to the present day Modern theatre.

Scenic Art for the Theatre is written in easy-to-understand language for both the student and the professional. The tools and techniques sections, complete with hints and how-to's, make this book a handy reference for anyone studying or working in this field.
Paperback: 272 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 10.99 x 8.46
Publisher: Focal Press; (March )
ISBN: 0240801873 

Spin, dye & weave your own wool
by Molly Duncan
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