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  • 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...

  • The Complete Guide to Artistic Anatomyby John C.L. Sparkes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This systematic presentation illustrates the depiction of bones and muscles, both in detailed close-ups and in larger groups. It starts by discussing the proportions of a human adult and proceeds to define the principal terms used in describing anatomy. Subsequent illustrations depict the skull, bones, muscles, veins, and other aspects of the human... more...

  • Human Anatomy for Artistsby J. Fau

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This magnificent art book re-creates an extremely rare 1849 guide to anatomy, originally compiled for "artists, painters, and sculptors." Unavailable for more than 150 years, this classic work features 30 plates with 105 highly detailed and finely executed black-and-white lithographs. These realistic and meticulously accurate drawings illustrate... more...

  • Anatomical Diagrams for Art Studentsby James M. Dunlop

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.95

    Any artist wishing to practice figure drawing or to understand the body's movement will do well to study the interaction of muscles with bone structure. This timeless introduction to human anatomy combines art and science, focusing on realistic depictions of the skeleton's impact on the external form and the attachments of the muscular system. More... 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...

  • 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...

  • Museums, Objects, and Collectionsby Susan Pearce

    Smithsonian 2017; 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...

  • Sketching (Collins Gem)by Jackie Simmonds

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 4.37

    An essential little ebook ? perfect for the pocket or art bag ? covering all practical aspects of sketching and drawing. Sketching is a skill that every artist needs to master and this handy book shows you how in a very clear and simple way. more...