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  • 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...

  • 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...