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  • 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...

  • Anatomyby Joseph Sheppard

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    In this superb guidebook, a skilled practitioner of figure drawing demonstrates how to achieve mastery of anatomy through careful, knowledgeable articulation of the muscles and bones lying beneath the skin. Joseph Sheppard's concise instructions have been carefully integrated with over 250 halftone illustrations and over 180 line drawings to lead... 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...

  • Traditional Korean Designsby Madeleine Orban-Szontagh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    The bold black-and-white line drawings in this outstanding collection offer artists and craftspeople a rich and varied source of historic Korean patterns and designs. The 142 copyright-free motifs, inspired by works of art and design dating from the first through the nineteenth centuries, are varied not only in subject and theme, but in size and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Human Anatomy for Artistsby J. Fau

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This magnificent art book re-creates an extremely rare 1849 guide to anatomy, originally compiled for "artists, painters, and sculptors." Unavailable for more than 150 years, this classic work features 30 plates with 105 highly detailed and finely executed black-and-white lithographs. These realistic and meticulously accurate drawings illustrate... more...