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Don't put off ordering your books - - We will not be reordering after our stock of each book is gone.  Many are out of print; others may be available from the artist or other sources after ours are gone.   Available quantities are marked (    ) for each book.


The China Decorator Library has over 30 books available.  These books make the perfect gift  - - books for china painters, by china painters.  The books in the library are sorted by author's last name.  Remember to add postage, handling and sales tax (CA residents only) as applicable to your order.  Use our handy electronic submittal form.  Please, no returns without previous authorization. 


ROSES AND THE FINE ART OF CHINA PAINTING  (9)
S. Ames   $29.50
A 78 page spiral bound book with 37 color studies of roses with step-by-step instructions. 
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BERRIES AND FRUIT MY WAY (2)
A.Cline   $13.95
A 34 page spiral bound book with 8 full color studies with step-by-step instructions.
 
 
OLD MASTERS  (9)
A. Cline   $3.00
Nine black and white study reproductions by famous turn of the century artists.
 
 
 
FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE   (1)
P. Collins   $28.00
Step-by-step instructions for foliage strokes and several flowers. 17 color pages and black and white illustrations.
 
 


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CHINA PAINTING - FUN & BASICS   (6)
G. Galloway   $21.95
A ring bound, 140 page book. 14 color pages plus over 100 designs. A good basic book covering nearly every phase of the art.
 
HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL MOMENTS   (17)
G. Galloway   $30.00
A 136 page, spiral bound book with 700 drawings, borders and ideas for holidays and special occasions. 16 pages in color.
 
SPARKLING TABLES   (13)
G. Galloway   $30.00
A 117 page spiral bound book containing 17 pages of color. Designs for dinnerware, breakfast, lunch, tea sets with instructions.
 
SMALL TALKS   (25)
N. Gulick    each subject $5.00
-- SPECIAL -- SET OF ALL  7 STUDIES FOR ONLY $25.00

A series of portfolios, contains 4 pages each, with instructions and color examples on the subjects listed below.
1. Texturing Tips                                  6. Skies & Clouds
2. Ways with Water
  (sold out)           7. Winter Scenes
3. Birds of Field & Forest                   8. Round Things
4. Birds of Marsh & Water                  9. Still Lifes
5. Trees and Foliage (sold out)        10. Monochromes
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COLORS AND COLORING IN CHINA PAINTING   (23)
Keramic Supply Co.   $3.00
A 48 page reprint of a classic 1918 treatise on china painting colors. Discusses china colors, their composition, their nature and their application.
 

DIRECTIONS FOR PAINTING ON CHINA  (26)
Klimpke   $3.00
A 90 page translation of a German treatise written in 1894 by the decorator and general manager of the Royal Pottery Works at Berlin. Covers china, colors, preparation and painting.
 
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THE ANTHOLOGY OF A PORCELAIN ARTIST   (20)
G. Burbank Nelson   $7.50
A spiral bound, 101 page book containing a wealth of information on all phases of china painting and basic art.  16 color pages and many black and white examples.
 
BUTTERFLIES, WHAT ELSE!  (10)
P. Nickerson   $16.50
A 57 page book on butterflies. Includes 4 color pages, many black and white drawings, and detailed instructions.
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PORCELAIN GOLDEN MILLENNIUM COLLECTION  (3)
M. Patel   $24.00
Her second book is 64 pages with half in color. Her amazing pieces are proudly displayed with photos of her travels where she often contributes to worldwide charities.
 
BOOK OF THE CHINA PAINTER   (22)
L.V. Phillips   $9.00
A classic reprint of an Art Amateur Handbook first published in 1896. 150 illustrations, black and white. A veritable fountain of information on every phase of china painting.
 
 
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MORE ROSES, STEP BY STEP  (1)
B. Ramsey-Snow    $19.95
A 32 page soft cover book filled with color and line drawings. Extensive step by step directions and illustrations on painting various views of the rose.
 
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SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING OLD  (7)
S. Smith      $20.00
A 48 page spiral bound book with 21 color pieces and instructions. Includes fruit, texture, scrolling, portraits and animals. 
 
 
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LANDSCAPES (11)
B. Watson   $25.00
A 59 page, spiral bound book, illustrated including nine full color pages. The most comprehensive text available on landscapes.

PAINTING DOWN MEMORY LANE  (11)
B. Watson   $25.00
A 66 page, spiral bound book containing 11 color studies plus numerous black and white sketches. An excellent instructional book dealing primarily with scenes.
  
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