The Complete Photo Guide to Framing and Displaying Artwork: 500 Full-Color How-to Photos (Paperback)

The Complete Photo Guide to Framing and Displaying Artwork: 500 Full-Color How-to Photos By Vivian Carli Kistler Cover Image

The Complete Photo Guide to Framing and Displaying Artwork: 500 Full-Color How-to Photos (Paperback)

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The Complete Photo Guide to Framing and Displaying Artwork is the ultimate reference for matting, framing and displaying art, photography, collectibles, needlework and keepsakes.

Decorating walls with framed artwork is an essential part of home decor. Learn the tricks of the trade from Vivian Kistler, a world-renowned author, educator and framing industry professional. Whether you want to do all the steps yourself or take some shortcuts, use this comprehensive guide to help you explore all the options.

Step-by-step instructions with more than 500 color photos lead you through the entire framing process:

  • Designing the project: color, size, proportion and style
  • Selecting matboard and cutting the mat
  • Building a custom frame or choosing the right premade materials
  • Cutting glass and plastic
  • Putting the layers together
  • Proper methods for hanging


Detailed instructions are included for framing art on canvas, art on paper, needlework and fabric. You'll learn techniques for archival framing and for making shadow boxes. Expert guidance for designing wall arrangements will help you decorate your home like a pro, with artwork you've framed yourself!

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.

Product Details ISBN: 9781589234222
ISBN-10: 1589234227
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2009
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Complete Photo Guide
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