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  • Animal Motifs in Asian Artby Katherine M. Ball

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 29.95

    Highly readable authoritative reference, rich with sidelights from literature and legend, explains animal symbolism in art of the Far East. The 673 black-and-white illustrations depict dragons, tigers, bats, butterflies, elephants, and other creatures. more...

  • The Human Form in Artby Adolphe Armand Braun

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    As individual as a snowflake, the human body is a marvel of form and function. This dramatic compilation of 166 studies?photographs, line drawings, and sculptures?serves as both an exhilarating exhibition and an important reference. Key topics include: Anatomy Proportion Motion Other advice covers the selection of models, the human form in sculpture,... more...

  • The Chinese on the Art of Paintingby Osvald Sirén

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Because so many Chinese artworks have been ravaged by time, the only way to really understand their history and significance is to turn to writings by the painters themselves or by contemporary critics. That is what Osvald Sirén has done in this classic book, with eye-opening results. One of the first Western studies to systematically cover the more... more...

  • Classic Anatomical Illustrationsby Vesalius; Albinus; Leonardo

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    An awe-inspiring fusion of science and art, this magnificent single-volume reference features more than 130 ground-breaking anatomical illustrations by history's most brilliant artists. Dramatic and highly studied sketches dating back to the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, these images by Leonardo da Vinci, Bartolommeo Eustachius, Andreas... more...

  • Modelling and Sculptureby Albert Toft

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    "Give(s) in detail every process and method of the sculptor's craft with a fullness to be found in no other works." ? Encyclopedia Britannica A student of the great Edouard Lanteri and a celebrated sculptor in his own right, Albert Toft created this manual to offer students every practical detail necessary for a complete knowledge of modeling... more...

  • The Ornamental Arts of Japanby George Ashdown Audsley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Japanese art was virtually unknown in the West until the middle of the nineteenth century, when the island nation emerged from 200 years of self-imposed isolation. A passion for Japanese culture swept Europe, and this landmark publication opened the eyes of the world to the grace and beauty of Japanese design. George Ashdown Audsley, a leader in the... 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...

  • Anatomyby Joseph Sheppard

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    In this superb guidebook, a skilled practitioner of figure drawing demonstrates how to achieve mastery of anatomy through careful, knowledgeable articulation of the muscles and bones lying beneath the skin. Joseph Sheppard's concise instructions have been carefully integrated with over 250 halftone illustrations and over 180 line drawings to lead... more...

  • 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...