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  • Anatomy and Drawingby Victor Perard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This instructive book presents excellent annotated line drawings of anatomical structure for the beginning artist. Explaining the subject in simple terms and with an extensive series of dynamic illustrations, the author identifies parts of the body and demonstrates a wide array of physical activities through his sketches. Following notes on proportion... more...

  • A Mirror of Japanese Ornamentby Dover

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Rendered from a rare 1915 five-volume set, this all-encompassing design treasury captures the graceful beauty of traditional Japanese motifs. These 100 full-color plates?many with multiple images?range from ornate florals and elegant cranes to dragons and Buddhas, and from Silk Road imports to Edo-style textile patterns. A veritable grammar of Japanese... more...

  • Anatomy for Artistsby Diana Stanley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Concise and uniquely organized, this outstanding guide teaches the essentials of anatomical rendering. Author Diana Stanley presents numerous illustrations and instructions covering the key aspects of anatomy, without the distractions of unnecessarily extensive technical details that many art students find discouraging. Four major sections constitute... more...

  • Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmenby Carol Belanger Grafton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    This versatile collection of 360 traditional Japanese designs and motifs are drawn in clean, crisp, black-and-white lines while still preserving the original spirit and subtlety of detail. more...

  • Anatomy for Artistsby Reginald Marsh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Anatomy of the great masters (Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Rubens, Poussin, Dürer, Holbein, and others), is simplified, abstracted, adapted, and reinterpreted by the famous artist and instructor for the practicing artist and the student. more...

  • Full-Color Japanese Designs and Motifsby Dover

    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...

  • Japanese Silk Designs in Full Colorby M. P. Verneuil

    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...

  • Japanese Design Motifsby Matsuya Company

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This collection presents more than 4,000 individual designs in the 900-year-old tradition of Japanese family crests. Through constant variation and invention over the centuries, this has become one of the richest graphic art traditions in the world. Most of these motifs are circular, and they can all be fitted into a square. Within those limitations... more...

  • Traditional Japanese Family Crests for Artists and Craftspeopleby Isao Honda

    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...

  • A Grammar of Japanese Ornament and Designby Thomas W. Cutler

    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...