A strange book -- the author seems to think she is on a par with Monet -- and often prints her own pictures alongside his... to her disadvantage. On the other hand, this book was quite useful for me -- since until two weeks ago, I had no idea what a palette knife was -- much less how widely it is used -- and thought 'color' was something a sportscaster did.
I have no idea whether or not this is a good book, and to even find myself reading something of this sort is quite astounding to me.
It is written by the third director of an American art school (in Cape Cod) that derives from a color theorists who is himself an early 20th cen. offshoot of the Impressionists. There is something ossified about this... But it is fascinating nonetheless, and helping me to begin to understand the complex nature of brush-strokes and colors used by the Impressionist painters.