The books on this page relate to studio materials, their flexibility, chemistry, longevity, and the health concerns using them.  Often, art supplies are purchased to be used without knowing their contents or instructions on their use, and the books on this page are filled with this valuable studio information.

Click To Buy – The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques: Fifth Edition, Revised and Updated (Reference)

By Ralph Mayer

The Book in Three Sentences:  This book covers the science behind every tool we use in the art studio, the chemistry, its permanency or longevity, health hazards, and more.   In addition, the book covers paint labels, their color coding system, and how to read them.  This is a studio practices and safety manual that every artist should have if they intend to do any art using traditional materials for a living.