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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...