American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Matting and Framing Works of Art on Paper (leaflet). Washington D.C: American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC), 1994.
Leaflet available from the American Institute for Conservation, Telephone: (202)452-9545.
Cohn, Marjorie B. Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Fogg Art Museum, 1977.
An exhibition catalogue that provides in-depth study of watercolor paints and papers with frequent reference to artists' instruction manuals from various periods. Out-of-print.
Ellis, Margaret H. The Care of Prints and Drawings. Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History Press, 1987.
An excellent reference concerning the maintenance, matting, framing, display and storage of works of art on paper.
Goldman, Paul. Looking at Prints, Drawings and Watercolours: A Guide to Technical Terms. London: British Museum Publications, 1988.
Slim paperback in approachable and attractive glossary format.
Hunter, Dard. Papermaking: the history and technique of an ancient craft. New York: Dover Publications, 1974.
The first comprehensive English language survey of paper history worldwide.
James, Carlo, Caroline Corrigan, Marie Christine Enshaian, and Marie Rose Greca. Old Master Prints and Drawings: A Guide to Preservation and Conservation, edited and translated M. B. Cohn. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1997.
Particularly applicable to this discussion is the first part of book, 'The Material Character of the Work of Art on Paper', especially the chapters on 'Paper' and 'Drawing Techniques.' Excellent section on inks in the latter part of the book.
Lambert, S. Reading Drawings, An Introduction to Looking at Drawings. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.
Originated in a 1981 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum and accompanied by a smaller version of the text "Drawing Technique and Purpose" (London 1981). Applicable first three technical chapters.
Papermaking: Art and Craft - an account derived from the exhibition presented in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and opened on April 21, 1968. Washington, 1968. Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1968.
A readable and well-illustrated reference about the history and development of papermaking.
Petroski, Henry. The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.
Saywell, E. 'Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings'. Harvard University Art Bulletin, vol. VI, No. 2 (1998), pp. 5-39.
Article to accompany an exhibition of old master drawings. Includes glossary and bibliography; A Drawing Glossary by Saywell.
Watrous, James. The Craft of Old-Master Drawings. Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1967.
Excellent technical reference describing development and physical appearance of materials: also gives step-by-step instruction for the preparation of traditional materials and implements. Out-of-print.
Weeks, Ursula. Techniques of Drawing. Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1999.
A slim, well-illustrated paperback volume.