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.


More Tuesday Treasures at Picklebug! Do go and visit!


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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