The Complete Photo Guide to Framing and Displaying Artwork (Paperback)

500 Full-Color How-to Photos

By Vivian Carli Kistler

Quarry Books, 9781589234222, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

List Price: 24.99*
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Step-by-step color photos for all areas of matting and framing; the information is complete, accurate, and up-to-date. This book includes top-notch instructions for archival framing—the correct methods and materials for preserving photos and artwork for posterity. The author also provides inspiration and helpful examples to show people how to display their artwork using basic design principles in a manner that is easily grasped. There are important techniques to follow for success—even the basic mechanics of hanging a picture.

About the Author

Vivian Carli Kistler is a leading picture framing expert and in worldwide demand. She owned and operated a large retail gallery and frame shop for over twenty years. Vivian is the author of numerous books and videos, including the seven-volume Library of Professional Picture Framing. Her monthly articles appear in Art World News, Picture Framing Magazine and Profile magazine.

Praise For The Complete Photo Guide to Framing and Displaying Artwork: 500 Full-Color How-to Photos

Kistler, Vivian Carli. The Complete Photo Guide to Framing and Displaying Artwork. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2009. c.192p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-58923-422-2. pap. $24.99. ART INSTRUCTION

Framing can potentially enhance a work of art or destroy an artist’s intentions. Kistler, a leading framing expert and author of numerous books and articles on the subject, teaches the do-it-yourselfer to frame like a pro. Hundreds of photos illustrate conservation matting, working with premade elements or frame-building from scratch, glazing, and hanging.  -- Library Journal, July 2009