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  • Traditional Japanese Family Crests for Artists and Craftspeopleby Isao Honda

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    The custom of using family crests as a matter of pride on the part of the family still remains in the nations of Europe although it is being upheld by a limited number of households. In Japan it became a highly important matter of etiquette among the aristocrats and Samurai of the eleventh century to wear one's family crest in formal attire. It is... more...

  • A Grammar of Japanese Ornament and Designby Thomas W. Cutler

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    With the opening of Japan to the West in the mid-19th century, much of Japanese life that had been sealed off from the rest of the world for centuries was now revealed to the public at large ? including the artistic styles and subjects depicted in this excellent collection. Rendered by a trained British architect, the images comprise one of the... more...

  • Anatomy and Drawingby Victor Perard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This instructive book presents excellent annotated line drawings of anatomical structure for the beginning artist. Explaining the subject in simple terms and with an extensive series of dynamic illustrations, the author identifies parts of the body and demonstrates a wide array of physical activities through his sketches. Following notes on proportion... more...

  • The Complete Chinese Ornamentby Owen Jones

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    From one of the most beautiful books on the decorative arts ever published: reproductions of classic full-color renderings by the great Victorian designer and architect, particularly the wealth of superb examples of Chinese porcelain and cloisonné antiquities. 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 Brushwork in Calligraphy and Paintingby Kwo Da-Wei

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.00

    Comprehensive volume traces historical development of techniques and styles evolved by Chinese masters since the 14th century, analyzes aesthetic concepts, and provides information on materials, technical principles, and brush strokes. more...

  • Chinese Cut-Paper Animal Designsby Dover

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    This bold assortment features an original selection of 125 rare black-and-white cuts of animal motifs, with unusual renderings of fish, dragons, butterflies, horses, cranes, and other creatures. 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...

  • 1500 Chinese Design Motifsby Pan Wuhua

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    These crisp, black-and-white images will lend a distinctive Far Eastern accent to any project. Hundreds of eye-catching images include geometrics, abstracts, optical illusions, plus other intriguing configurations that adapt easily for use as spot illustrations or as repeating patterns. Professional and amateur artists, illustrators, and designers... more...