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- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 35.00
A New York Times Gift Pick: Coffee Table Books About New York A lushly illustrated, comprehensive guide to painting in all media from the prestigious visual arts education institution Art Students League of New York. The Art Students League of New York is America?s signature art school, run by artists for artists. Founded in 1875, it has nurtured... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95
This rich array of exquisite designs includes all the most popular Japanese motifs. Ferocious dragons with scaly skins, cranes with wide-spread wings, as well as tigers, phoenixes, and peacocks abound; so do lush peonies and many other flowers, plants, and animal designs. Geometric, abstract, and allover patterns are also included. More than 130... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95
Fascinated by the decorative potential of subjects from nature, artist M. P. Verneuil culled striking illustrations of authentic Japanese woven and printed fabrics. This superb treasury, meticulously reproduced from a rare portfolio, depicts scores of designs, among them images of florals, animal life, and geometrics. Portrayed in the manner of... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
Definitive catalogue of Japanese heraldic crests featuring almost unlimited variety of plant, animal, bird, and geometric forms, from "wild goose" to "folding fan" to "mountain and mist," each with dozens of variations. 4,260 illustrations. more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95
The custom of using family crests as a matter of pride on the part of the family still remains in the nations of Europe although it is being upheld by a limited number of households. In Japan it became a highly important matter of etiquette among the aristocrats and Samurai of the eleventh century to wear one's family crest in formal attire. It is... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
With the opening of Japan to the West in the mid-19th century, much of Japanese life that had been sealed off from the rest of the world for centuries was now revealed to the public at large ? including the artistic styles and subjects depicted in this excellent collection. Rendered by a trained British architect, the images comprise one of the... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95
From one of the most beautiful books on the decorative arts ever published: reproductions of classic full-color renderings by the great Victorian designer and architect, particularly the wealth of superb examples of Chinese porcelain and cloisonné antiquities. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95
Artists of classical Greece and the Renaissance were highly aware of the complexity and great beauty of the human figure, and strove in their artwork to depict the ideal form. This book by an experienced twentieth-century art teacher covers two fundamentals of figure drawing that were equally important to masters of earlier eras ? anatomy and perspective,... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95
A collection of 1,239 beautiful geometric designs are shown, with titles, commentaries, and other information: 265 groups of designs based on parallelogram, octagon, hexagon, single-focus frames, wedge-lock, parallel waves, U-scroll, and more. more...
- 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...