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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Art Anatomy of Animalsby Ernest Seton-Thompson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    A prolific author of books on wildlife, the great naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton was also an accomplished illustrator. Noting a dearth of general zoological anatomies for artists, he took it upon himself to create one. This volume is the result of his efforts. In it, he provides a definitive artist's-eye view of the exterior anatomy of animals,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Secrets of Good Design for Artists, Artisans and Craftersby Burl N. Osburn

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This guide to selecting appropriate materials and shaping them into useful, aesthetically pleasing forms answers many questions about design choices, from basic to specific, with clear, condensed, and practical directions. Numerous illustrations. more...

  • 5000 Designs and Motifs from Indiaby Ajit Mookerjee

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Incredibly rich treasury of authentic royalty-free designs from Harappa culture, Ajanta and Bagh murals, Muslim monuments, Buddhist temples, much more. Immediately usable or great for design inspiration. 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...