Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Treasures

This is going to be a lengthy post but there where so many brilliant pages to show you from my collection of Walter Foster Art Books.
These I believe, were published during the 1950s and 60s. 
They are a large A3 paperback "how to" series of art books featuring techniques from different artists.
I had most of my books passed down from my Dad who studied art. I also was delighted to find some recently during a trip to the Mt Tamborine markets. 
So much vintage goodness and they have been a valuable resource to me... now my 14 yr old has nabbed them! Strict instructions to look after them, however what I love about them are the splotches of paint from across the years! 
These are very much treasured by us.


               












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4 comments:

shay said...

the second image of the 'better known american trees' is absolutely amazing!! i love that illustration style

Chibi Run said...

Oh my goodness!

Beautiful vintage goodness! I completely understand why these are so precious to you.

Love all those old fonts, designs and illustrations. Sigh. Thanks so much for sharing them. :)

Rach said...

Wow, they are so cool! I love the second image the most. I have a lot of old books but none like these, I love them!

Rach x

suburbansider said...

Thanks, I'm glad you liked them and one of my favourites is the "american trees" page too

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