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  • Anatomy and Construction of the Human Figureby Charles Earl Bradbury

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.99

    To draw or paint human figures truly, an artist must have as much understanding of bones and muscles as of form. This beautiful guide by a respected artist and teacher provides that knowledge. Realistic plates of bones and muscles show form and function, while full-color images make graphic distinctions between bone, muscle, and tendon. Drawings throughout... more...

  • Lessons on Shadingby W. E. Sparkes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    It takes the proper infusion of light and shade to accurately represent an object's solidity and character. With this time-honored guide, artists will easily develop a keener, more educated eye for introducing shadow, light, gradation, and reflection to drawings. This insightful study begins with fascinating artistic experiments and exercises, moving... more...

  • Art Anatomy of Animalsby Ernest Thompson Seton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    A definitive artist's-eye view of the exterior anatomy of domesticated and wild animals ? from dogs, cats, and horses to grizzlies, camels, and an Indian elephant. 100 illustrations on 49 plates. more...

  • The Anatomy of the Horseby George Stubbs

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 21.95

    George Stubbs (1724?1806), an English artist famous for his portraits of thoroughbred race horses and for other animal paintings, was also the author of the illustrations and text of The Anatomy of the Horse, one of the truly remarkable anatomical studies of its subject. First published in 1766, Stubbs' work was based on numerous dissections, a... more...

  • 101 Great Samurai Printsby Utagawa Kuniyoshi; John Grafton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    One of the last great names in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, Utagawa Kuniyoshi was an undisputed master of the warrior woodblock print. Born in Tokyo in 1797, his talent became evident by the tender age of 12, when he became an apprentice to a famous print master. Starting out with vivid illustrations of cultural icons?including Kabuki actors and... more...

  • Views of Mt. Fujiby Katsushika Hokusai

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Color reprint of Hokusai's masterpiece, Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, plus the artist's later black-and-white series, One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji. A must for all lovers of Japanese art. more...

  • Albinus on Anatomyby Robert Beverly Hale; Terence Coyle

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    All 80 of the great 18th-century descriptive anatomist's original copperplate engravings, containing over 230 individual illustrations, of the muscles and bones of the human body are rendered individually and in related groups from varying perspectives. more...

  • The Figure in Compositionby Paul G. Braun

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 6.99

    A valuable tool for intermediate artists, this volume treats the figure as a unit in the overall composition of a sketch or drawing. Discusses light and shade, draped figures, folds, movement, much more. more...

  • The Influence of Bones and Muscles on Formby Walter T. Foster

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    These succinct treatments on drawing muscles and bones were prepared by an expert artist and teacher. Each page features multiple illustrations with extensive explanations of bone and muscle placement, function, and artistic re-creation. more...

  • Museums, Objects, and Collectionsby Susan Pearce

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 27.95

    This book examines the historical context of museums, their collections, and the objects that form them. Susan M. Pearce probes the psychological and social reasons that people collect and identifies three modes of collecting: collecting as souvenirs, as fetishes, and as systematic assemblages. She considers how museum professionals set policies of... more...