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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sketching (Collins Gem)by Jackie Simmonds

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 7.13

    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...