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  • Treasury of Chinese Design Motifsby Joseph D'Addetta

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Chinese art and design are permeated by a connecting sense of the wholeness of all things. Its extensive vocabulary of design motifs is based on four timeless principles: spirit, rhythm, life, and movement. True Chinese design is never meaningless ornamentation. Its exquisitely beautiful combinations of blossoms and sprays, birds, animals, inscribed... more...

  • Japanese Animal and Floral Crest Designsby Paul Negri

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Soaring birds and scuttling crabs, preening peacocks, luxuriant blossoms, and winged dragons ? this invaluable treasury abounds in exotic motifs. Drawn from traditional Japanese family crests, these 1,160 black-and-white patterns, symbols, and decorative devices span a tremendous variety of styles, from utter simplicity to florid majesty. Designers,... more...

  • Chinese Cut-Paper Animal Designsby Dover

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Although often regarded as simple folk craft, paper cutouts constitute one of the foundations of Chinese art. This bold assortment features an original selection of 125 rare black-and-white cuts. Consisting exclusively of animal motifs, it offers unusual renderings, including fish, dragons, butterflies, horses, cranes, and other creatures. Artists,... more...

  • Chinese Animal Designsby Chen Yan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Compiled by a Chinese authority on the subject, this superb archive contains more than 1,100 illustrations of animals, grouped chronologically according to dynastic era--from dragon designs of the Shang and Chou dynasties (ca. 2030 B.C. to 221 B.C.) to delicate images of butterflies by twentieth century artists. Additional motifs depict such figures... more...

  • 1500 Chinese Design Motifsby Pan Wuhua

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    These crisp, black-and-white images will lend a distinctive Far Eastern accent to any project. Hundreds of eye-catching images include geometrics, abstracts, optical illusions, plus other intriguing configurations that adapt easily for use as spot illustrations or as repeating patterns. Professional and amateur artists, illustrators, and designers... more...

  • 100 Japanese Stencil Designsby Friedrich Deneken

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    The natural Japanese affinity for decorative art is apparent in this striking collection of exquisite stencil designs. A centuries-old tradition of capturing nature in striking floral and wildlife motifs is reflected in the graceful shapes and lovely lines of more than 100 illustrations. Lush blossoms, bamboo branches, butterflies, birds on the wing,... more...

  • Chinese Designs and Motifsby Marty Noble

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Dragons, fish, flowers, and foo dogs abound in this magnificent compilation of Chinese designs and motifs. An exotic archive of royalty-free art, this volume offers 361 crisp black-and-white images in a wide variety of shapes and sizes that adapt themselves easily to use as spot illustrations, borders, and a host of other possibilities. Certain to... more...

  • Chinese Cut-Paper Designsby Theodore Menten

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 9.95

    The motifs include real and mythical animals (pandas, tigers, dragons, deer, horses, etc.), numerous birds, flowers, fruits, butterflies, children performing everyday activities, workers, traditionally dressed men and women, the fictional character known as the Monkey King, ancient bronze ceremonial vessels, the Great Wall, lanterns, and more. In... more...

  • Anatomy and Construction of the Human Figureby Charles Earl Bradbury

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.99

    To draw or paint human figures truly, an artist must have as much understanding of bones and muscles as of form. This beautiful guide by a respected artist and teacher provides that knowledge. Realistic plates of bones and muscles show form and function, while full-color images make graphic distinctions between bone, muscle, and tendon. Drawings throughout... more...

  • Lessons on Shadingby W. E. Sparkes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    It takes the proper infusion of light and shade to accurately represent an object's solidity and character. With this time-honored guide, artists will easily develop a keener, more educated eye for introducing shadow, light, gradation, and reflection to drawings. This insightful study begins with fascinating artistic experiments and exercises, moving... more...