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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...

  • Animal Motifs in Asian Artby Katherine M. Ball

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 29.95

    Authoritative reference deals primarily with animal symbolism in Japanese art, with occasional mention of the decorative art of China, India, and Persia. Arranged in the format of a dictionary, the explanatory text is rich with sidelights from literature and legend, while 673 black-and-white illustrations depict dragons, tigers, bats, 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...

  • Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmenby Carol Belanger Grafton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    360 traditional Japanese designs and motifs redrawn in clean, crisp black-and-white, royalty-free illustrations. 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...

  • Chinese Lattice Designsby Daniel Sheets Dye

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Chinese craft design excelled in the manipulation of geometric space and reached its highest point in the design of window lattices on Chinese houses. Long recognized as an important folk art, window lattices have been generally neglected as an art form and this book is the first work on the subject since the 17th century. Fortunately, it is also... 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...

  • Japanese Silk Designs in Full Colorby M. P. Verneuil

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Fascinated by the decorative potential of subjects from nature, artist M. P. Verneuil culled striking illustrations of authentic Japanese woven and printed fabrics. This superb treasury, meticulously reproduced from a rare portfolio, depicts scores of designs, among them images of florals, animal life, and geometrics. Portrayed in the manner of... 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...

  • Traditional Chinese Textile Designs in Full Colorby Northeast Drama Institute

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Traditional Chinese opera is highly stylized in structure, music, subject matter, and staging. Movements and gestures follow age-old patterns, and the physical appearance of the performers is rigidly controlled, especially their costumes, which reveal social rank, occupation, and often personality traits of the characters. Traditional, well-known... more...