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  • Traditional Korean Designsby Madeleine Orban-Szontagh

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Inspired by authentic Korean arts and crafts dating from the 1st through the 19th centuries, these 142 bold black-and-white line drawings include abstract forms, costumed figures, birds, flowers, and landscapes in many sizes and shapes, all royalty-free. more...

  • Chinese Brushwork in Calligraphy and Paintingby Kwo Da-Wei

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.00

    Comprehensive volume traces historical development of techniques and styles evolved by Chinese masters since the 14th century, analyzes aesthetic concepts, and provides information on materials, technical principles, and brush strokes. 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...

  • Japanese Design Motifsby Matsuya Company

    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...

  • 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...

  • Anatomy and Perspectiveby Charles Oliver

    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...

  • Chinese Lattice Designsby Daniel Sheets Dye

    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...

  • The Complete Chinese Ornamentby Owen Jones

    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...

  • Treasury of Chinese Design Motifsby Joseph D'Addetta

    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...