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  • The Smithsonianby Webster Prentiss True

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    The first full length account of the Smithsonian?s history, and a vintage account of its gigantic and wonderful collections circa 1950. more...

  • Art Students League of New York on Paintingby James L Mcelhinney

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 26.50

    A lushly illustrated, comprehensive guide to painting in all media from the prestigious visual arts education institution Art Students League of New York. This modern painting guide is a sourcebook for study, teaching, professional practice, and personal enrichment written and edited by league instructor and artist James L. McElhinney in cooperation... more...

  • Anatomy and Perspectiveby Charles Oliver

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Artists of classical Greece and the Renaissance were highly aware of the complexity and great beauty of the human figure, and strove in their artwork to depict the ideal form. This book by an experienced twentieth-century art teacher covers two fundamentals of figure drawing that were equally important to masters of earlier eras ? anatomy and perspective,... more...

  • Chinese Lattice Designsby Daniel Sheets Dye

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Chinese craft design excelled in the manipulation of geometric space and reached its highest point in the design of window lattices on Chinese houses. Long recognized as an important folk art, window lattices have been generally neglected as an art form and this book is the first work on the subject since the 17th century. Fortunately, it is also... more...

  • Chinese Cut-Paper Designsby Theodore Menten

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 9.95

    The motifs include real and mythical animals (pandas, tigers, dragons, deer, horses, etc.), numerous birds, flowers, fruits, butterflies, children performing everyday activities, workers, traditionally dressed men and women, the fictional character known as the Monkey King, ancient bronze ceremonial vessels, the Great Wall, lanterns, and more. In... more...

  • Traditional Korean Designsby Madeleine Orban-Szontagh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    The bold black-and-white line drawings in this outstanding collection offer artists and craftspeople a rich and varied source of historic Korean patterns and designs. The 142 copyright-free motifs, inspired by works of art and design dating from the first through the nineteenth centuries, are varied not only in subject and theme, but in size and... more...

  • Treasury of Chinese Design Motifsby Joseph D'Addetta

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Chinese art and design are permeated by a connecting sense of the wholeness of all things. Its extensive vocabulary of design motifs is based on four timeless principles: spirit, rhythm, life, and movement. True Chinese design is never meaningless ornamentation. Its exquisitely beautiful combinations of blossoms and sprays, birds, animals, inscribed... more...

  • Japanese Animal and Floral Crest Designsby Paul Negri

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Soaring birds and scuttling crabs, preening peacocks, luxuriant blossoms, and winged dragons ? this invaluable treasury abounds in exotic motifs. Drawn from traditional Japanese family crests, these 1,160 black-and-white patterns, symbols, and decorative devices span a tremendous variety of styles, from utter simplicity to florid majesty. Designers,... more...

  • Chinese Cut-Paper Animal Designsby Dover

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Although often regarded as simple folk craft, paper cutouts constitute one of the foundations of Chinese art. This bold assortment features an original selection of 125 rare black-and-white cuts. Consisting exclusively of animal motifs, it offers unusual renderings, including fish, dragons, butterflies, horses, cranes, and other creatures. Artists,... more...

  • Chinese Animal Designsby Chen Yan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Compiled by a Chinese authority on the subject, this superb archive contains more than 1,100 illustrations of animals, grouped chronologically according to dynastic era--from dragon designs of the Shang and Chou dynasties (ca. 2030 B.C. to 221 B.C.) to delicate images of butterflies by twentieth century artists. Additional motifs depict such figures... more...