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  • Flowing Tracesby James H. Sanford; William R. LaFleur; Masatoshi Nagatomi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95 US$ 37.26

    According to the contributors to this volume, the relationship of Buddhism and the arts in Japan is less the rendering of Buddhist philosophical ideas through artistic imagery than it is the development of concepts and expressions in a virtually inseparable unity. By challenging those who consider religion to be the primary phenomenon and art the... more...

  • Anatomyby Joseph Sheppard

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    In this superb guidebook, a master of figure drawing shows readers in precise detail how to render human anatomy convincingly. Over 460 illustrations reveal the structure of the body. more...

  • The Complete Guide to Artistic Anatomyby John C.L. Sparkes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    A valuable resource for practicing artists, this systematic presentation explores the depiction of bones and muscles, both in detail and in larger groups. Captions and extensive descriptions. 49 full-page plates, plus numerous smaller drawings. more...

  • Human Anatomy for Artistsby J. Fau

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This rare 1849 volume features 105 highly detailed and finely executed black-and-white lithographs. A beautiful browsing book and a valuable resource for artists, it includes a CD-ROM with every image. more...

  • The Ornamental Arts of Japanby George Ashdown Audsley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Assembled by a renowned art historian, these vivid illustrations offer spectacular examples of Japanese painting, printing, embroidery, lacquer work, and cloisonné, as well as masterpieces in ivory and porcelain. more...

  • Anatomical Diagrams for Art Studentsby James M. Dunlop

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.95

    Any artist wishing to practice figure drawing or to understand the body's movement will do well to study the interaction of muscles with bone structure. This timeless introduction to human anatomy combines art and science, focusing on realistic depictions of the skeleton's impact on the external form and the attachments of the muscular system. More... more...

  • Ideals of the Eastby Kakuzo Okakura; Sister Nivedita

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Written by the foremost authority of the era on Oriental archeology and art, this extremely influential book offers a brief but concise introduction to Asian art. First published in 1883, it responded to a vogue in Western culture for a growing awareness and appreciation of Japanese artistic expressions of beauty and philosophy — a perspective... more...

  • Animal Motifs in Asian Artby Katherine M. Ball

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 29.95

    Highly readable authoritative reference, rich with sidelights from literature and legend, explains animal symbolism in art of the Far East. The 673 black-and-white illustrations depict dragons, tigers, bats, butterflies, elephants, and other creatures. more...

  • The Human Form in Artby Adolphe Armand Braun

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    This dramatic compilation of 166 studies — photographs, line drawings, and sculptures — serves as both an exhilarating exhibition and an important reference for anatomy, proportion, and motion. more...

  • The Chinese on the Art of Paintingby Osvald Sirén

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Comments by noted landscapists, poet-painters, historians, and theoreticians; discussions of Ch'an Buddhism and its relation to painting; methods of study and aesthetic principles, more. more...