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  • Chinese Brush Paintingby Caroline Self; Susan Self

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Chinese ink painting is an offshoot of calligraphy and is a beautiful and reflective art that's been revered in China for centuries. A wonderfully creative tool, this book is an excellent way for newcomers to experience this ancient art form. Traditional black-and-white Chinese ink painting elements, along with the tradition's essentials?such as... more...

  • Airy Plumeflightsby Timothy O'Neill

    The Lilliput Press 1994; US$ 7.28

    Part One tells the story of Daniel, an apprentice scribe in a ninth-century Celtic monstery and is set against the background of daily life there. He describes being introduced to the ancient arts of cleaning animal hides for vellum, mixing inks, and preparing parchment and quills before working with master scribes and illuminators on transcribing... more...

  • The ABC's of Origamiby Claude Sarasas

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 6.95

    Arranged in the traditional A-B-C book sequence, this charming book displays a key word in English along with an origami exercise with easy-to-follow diagrams on each page. This is an ideal gift book for children. more...

  • Chibis, Mascots, and More: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!by Christopher Hart

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Chibis, Mascots, and More covers the popular genre of Chibis--tiny, highly expressive characters and their faithful but volatile friends. With lessons on the body construction, expressions, and character types that are unique to the chibi genre, as well as demonstrations that teach how to draw their critter friends, this book covers everything readers... more...

  • Best Friends Forever: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!by Christopher Hart

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Focusing on the dramatic character friendships (and sometimes rivalries) that are central to any manga narrative, Best Friends Forever teaches readers how to draw characters at slumber parties, school, and parties together, as well as combining character types that complement each other. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have a... more...

  • Magical Characters: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!by Christopher Hart

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Magical Characters teaches readers how to draw in the whimsical and imaginative style of manga that has given rise to such fan favorites such as Sailor Moon and Naruto . Including lessons on fantastical clothing, characters types and their magical powers, and even magical beasts, this book covers everything readers need to go from manga fans to... more...

  • Top Ten Essentials: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!by Christopher Hart

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Top Ten Essentials breaks down the 10 most common aspects that apply to any manga character, from a wild chibi to a bishoujo woman, into detailed lessons. Focusing on body proportion, different types of eyes, hair, poses, character types, expressions, and more, this book covers everything readers need to go from manga fans to manga artists. After an... more...

  • Anatomy 101: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!by Christopher Hart

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Focusing on anatomy, one of the fundamentals of drawing manga characters, Anatomy 101 teaches readers how to accurately draw the manga figure. From lessons on muscular and skeletal structure, arms, hands, and feet to poses and movement, this book covers everything readers need to go from manga fans to manga artists. After an introduction to these elements,... more...

  • Inexorable Modernityby Hiroshi Nara

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 36.99

    The book represents a compilation of case studies about Japanese intellectuals' relationships to modernity in three majors arenas of art (art and aesthetics, theater, and literature) beginning in the 1850s to the 1970s. It discusses how inevitable wave of modernity was responded to, discussed, assimilated, changed by some of the most notable practitioners... more...

  • Enchanted by Lohansby Minna Törmä

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 45.00

    Finnish-Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) gained international renown as a scholar of Italian art. But when he was almost 40 years old, he was enchanted by the Chinese paintings of Lohans to such an extent that he decided to start his career anew. So he began his voyages to East Asia and left his mark in several fields in Chinese... more...