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  • 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...

  • 100 Japanese Stencil Designsby Friedrich Deneken

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    The natural Japanese affinity for decorative art is apparent in this striking collection of exquisite stencil designs. A centuries-old tradition of capturing nature in striking floral and wildlife motifs is reflected in the graceful shapes and lovely lines of more than 100 illustrations. Lush blossoms, bamboo branches, butterflies, birds on the wing,... 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...

  • A Mirror of Japanese Ornamentby Dover

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Rendered from a rare 1915 five-volume set, this all-encompassing design treasury captures the graceful beauty of traditional Japanese motifs. These 100 full-color plates?many with multiple images?range from ornate florals and elegant cranes to dragons and Buddhas, and from Silk Road imports to Edo-style textile patterns. A veritable grammar of Japanese... more...

  • Tibetan Religious Artby Antoinette K. Gordon

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.99

    Over 50 years after its first publication this work remains a vital and useful survey. Assembled by an anthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History, it features artwork from that institution's extensive collections, in addition to seldom-seen Tibetan artifacts from other museums and private collections. Following an informative overview... more...

  • Anatomy for Artistsby Diana Stanley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Concise and uniquely organized, this outstanding guide teaches the essentials of anatomical rendering. Author Diana Stanley presents numerous illustrations and instructions covering the key aspects of anatomy, without the distractions of unnecessarily extensive technical details that many art students find discouraging. Four major sections constitute... more...

  • Anatomy for Artistsby Reginald Marsh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Portraying the living human form, not only with anatomical accuracy, but so that it conveys motion, emotion, and vitality is one of the greatest challenges faced by the artist. In the studies in this volume, famous artist and art instructor Reginald Marsh brought his genius to bear on the complex problem of life drawing. Delving into the work... more...

  • Full-Color Japanese Designs and Motifsby Dover

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This rich array of exquisite designs includes all the most popular Japanese motifs. Ferocious dragons with scaly skins, cranes with wide-spread wings, as well as tigers, phoenixes, and peacocks abound; so do lush peonies and many other flowers, plants, and animal designs. Geometric, abstract, and allover patterns are also included. More than 130... more...

  • Secrets of Good Design for Artists, Artisans and Craftersby Burl N. Osburn

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This guide to selecting appropriate materials and shaping them into useful, aesthetically pleasing forms answers many questions about design choices, from basic to specific, with clear, condensed, and practical directions. Numerous illustrations. more...