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Drawing Archaeological Finds For Publication - Conant Brodribb

John Baker, 1970, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “We are glad to add this practical book to our working manuals for archaeologists, following upon The Preparation of Archaeological Reports, A Handbook for Industrial Archaeologists and the larger Photography in Archaeology.

The purpose of Mr. Brodribb’s book is to help beginners, students and amateur archaeologists to acquire a basic skill in drawing objects for publication by the several processes of printing now in vogue. There are certain fundamental precepts for ensuring the successful reproduction of pictures which, if ignored, can lead to poor results and loss of impact. Mr. Brodribb illustrates how these may be applied.

The book is divided into chapters on Tools and Materials (all the necessary recording apparatus, including pencils, erasers, and numerous kinds of pens, from ‘dip’ to precision drawing pens, as well as measuring and optical equipment); Techniques of Drawing Finds (including observation, lighting, shading and showing surface texture) ; Finishing Touches and Drawings from Photographs.

Beginners need not be deterred, even if they cannot ‘draw a straight line’. ‘Exchanging trowel for pen can be a laborious and daunting task if one does not know the rudiments, but a pleasurable challenge if one does’.”

Size: 8¾" x 7½". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. 50 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.