'Picture Perfect', written by Stephanie Hoppen, covers how to make decisions about what type of art to collect, what looks good on what type of walls and in what room, how to restore and preserve your art, as well as practical hints on light and humidity.
Table of Contents
Choosing Pictures; How to make decisions about what to collect. What looks good on what type of walls and in what room. What is available to put on the wall. Engravings and other types of prints; Black and white photographs; Watercolours; Oil paintings; Pencil, crayon and other drawings; Mixed media, including paper cutting, textiles and other three-dimensional objects; Choosing Subject; Divided into four section, this chapter explores the different subject matter you may choose to include in your collection. Topics include; People - Icons; Portraits; Body Beautiful; Observing Life; Art and Architecture - Great Buildings; Interiors, Furniture and Objects; Abstract; The Natural World - Land and Seascapes; Gardens; Flowers; New Botanicals; Animals; Dogs; Leisure - Food and Drink; Film, Theatre, Music and Ballet; Fashion; Sport; Framing Pictures; How to restore and preserve. Practical hints on light and humidity; The mount; The frame - new and old. How to chose the right frame for the picture; Displaying Pictures; The art of grouping pictures and how to hang them. Choosing themes; Special areas e.g. above fireplaces, in corridors or in bathrooms; Source directory of framers, restorers, dealers, makers and galleries