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Book: The Art of Robert Tracy

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I had said on my web site’s links page “Do not buy this book until I get around to updating it.”

Now the book is updated. Since I made that book in 2007 I've got a better camera, newer pictures and have learned how to adjust them in Photoshop so they look nearer the originals. The softcover and hardcover are available, but expensive. The publisher does not yet offer a conversion to Kindle, only to iPad.


This is an e-book for i-Pad. I offer it for $10.99 for a $1.00 profit. That’s as low as Blurb offers it. It seems too high to me. I could sell it at no profit just to get it out there. I don’t have an iPad but have seen them and wonder how my book would look on so tiny a thing as the iPad. Blurb is looking seriously into making books available for Kindle, but who knows when? A year or two?

I’d be pleased to have 50 people buy the iPad version. Let me know if I should drop the price to $9.99 for no profit to me but the book would be out there. And that’s good enough.

As in 2007 when first published, I will sign the physical books at your request. You'll need to send it to me; I sign it and send it back to you.

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Click the above image. It will take you to the page for ordering.

There are 15 drawings, and 55 paintings.


Here are previews of one drawing and one painting in the book:

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Portrait of Lillian Gish

Silver Point
8 x 11"
1990

Enlarged view here.

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No Dear John

Oils on Canvas
24 x 12"
1986

Please see an enlarged view of this painting and read my description of how I created it, and clues to its meaning. And here are enlarged views of the flower, the lamp and the Marine outside the window.

Thank you for looking.

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People, this is good. Buy it!

I just ordered the softcover edition, for $22.95. Can't wait till it arrives!

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You should not discount the extra dollar. If a dollar turns people off, they were not interested anyway. I ordered the ebook on the Australian site. For your interest the AUD price is $12.52. (about $13 US) I paid with a Canadian visa currency so quite a few exchange rates conversions involved.

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You should not discount the extra dollar. If a dollar turns people off, they were not interested anyway. I ordered the ebook on the Australian site. For your interest the AUD price is $12.52. (about $13 US) I paid with a Canadian visa currency so quite a few exchange rates conversions involved.

Arnold, what a curly cue way of getting the book! Thank you very much. Please let me know how it looks.

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People, this is good. Buy it!

I just ordered the softcover edition, for $22.95. Can't wait till it arrives!

Thanks, Bill. Please let me know how the softcover looks. I'll get around to ordering one for myself in time.

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You should not discount the extra dollar. If a dollar turns people off, they were not interested anyway. I ordered the ebook on the Australian site. For your interest the AUD price is $12.52. (about $13 US) I paid with a Canadian visa currency so quite a few exchange rates conversions involved.

Arnold, what a curly cue way of getting the book! Thank you very much. Please let me know how it looks.

Well it's worth every penny. The format is like a book, so you end up with both pages open as in real life. I then double tap to bring up the selected page to fill the screen. This is fine, although a dedicated version for the iPad which scrolled the pictures independent of the book format might be a consideration.

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