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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ideals of the Eastby Kakuzo Okakura; Sister Nivedita

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Written by the foremost authority of the era on Oriental archeology and art, this extremely influential book offers a brief but concise introduction to Asian art. First published in 1883, it responded to a vogue in Western culture for a growing awareness and appreciation of Japanese artistic expressions of beauty and philosophy ? a perspective... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...