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by Mary Shelley, Nino Carbe & Elizabeth Carbe Dover Publications (April 20, 2016)

"Dover hits a homerun with this slick edition. Frankenstein has never looked so beautiful." — Horror Novel Reviews

Generations have thrilled to Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, the suspenseful tale of a well-intentioned...


by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Grenbry Outhwaite & Annie R. Rentoul Dover Publications (April 20, 2016)

A highly sought-after collectible, Fairyland features the exquisite illustrations of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, a noted artist of the early 20th century. Outhwaite excelled at the depiction of dainty sprites, and...

The House in Good Taste

by Elsie de Wolfe Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

"Good taste can be developed in anyone, just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone. And good taste is as necessary as good manners," declared Elsie de Wolfe, the "first lady" of American interior...

The Hundred Headless Woman

by Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning & André Breton Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

Originally published in Paris in 1929, this collage novel by avant-gardist Max Ernst constitutes a seminal 20th-century work of art. The artist's striking combinations of engravings from Victorian-era books...

Decorative Sketches

by René Binet Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

At the turn of the 20th century, artists and craftsmen throughout Europe and America were profoundly affected by a new art style that took its inspiration from nature. Generally referred to as Art Nouveau, the...

Figures, Faces & Folds

by Adolphe Armand Braun Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

Ranging from classical to contemporary eras, this art instruction manual presents a historical overview of the depiction of women in drawings, paintings, sculpture, and photography. The highly detailed study...

Of Menus and Mythology

by Franz von Stuck Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

This early collection of graphic designs by German artist Franz von Stuck (1863–1928) features images intended for menu cards, wine lists, and other food service applications. Although produced for commercial...

A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil

by Max Ernst & Dorothea Tanning Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

In the course of browsing an illustrated book of objects—umbrellas, watches, tools, clothes—artist Max Ernst was struck by the items' unusual juxtapositions. By manipulating the Victorian-era engravings...

The Classical Revolution

by John Borstlap Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

"Rich in discussion-worthy arguments … an important contribution to musical aesthetics." — Die Tonkunst

"An excellent and expansive view of where we now are in the larger world of contemporary art music."...

Fancy Dresses Described

by Ardern Holt Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

The Victorians adored fancy-dress parties: what better way to escape the rigidity of social conventions than to spend a festive evening disguised as Cleopatra, a Swiss milkmaid, or Alice in Wonderland? Well-to-do...

The Fantastic Line Art of Arthur Rackham

by Arthur Rackham & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (October 26, 2017)

Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the golden age of British book illustration, which encompassed the years 1890 until the end of World War I. The acclaim for the artist's...

Pen Drawing

by Charles D. Maginnis Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

Style, materials, techniques, and values are the focus of this richly illustrated guide to pen drawing. In addition to proposing solutions for practical problems, the book offers advice on architectural and...


by E. A. Seguy Dover Publications (October 18, 2016)

The career of E. A. Seguy spanned both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, and he was one of the few graphic artists to incorporate both styles into his work. Original portfolios of his magnificent designs...

Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs

by Rene Beauclair Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Art Nouveau movement swept the world of decorative arts toward an excitingly modern direction. Inspired by both organic and geometric forms, the new trend abandoned...

The Art of Illustration

by Edmund J. Sullivan Dover Publications (October 10, 2016)

An influential teacher whose pen-and-ink drawings helped define the style of the early twentieth century, Edmund J. Sullivan sought to define the principles behind good illustration. His treatise ― richly...

Sketches of Early American Architecture

by O.R. Eggers & William H. Crocker Dover Publications (October 26, 2016)

These 53 magnificent drawings by a distinguished architect recapture landmarks of colonial America. Originally published in 1922, Otto Reinhold Eggers' portfolio of pencil sketches depicts historic structures...

The Encyclopedia of Ornament

by Henry Shaw Dover Publications (May 13, 2016)

First published in 1842, this volume made an important contribution to the nineteenth-century Gothic Revival, during which English artists rediscovered decorative styles from their country's medieval past. Few...

Structurally Sound

by Eric Wen Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

Music theorist Eric Wen presents in-depth analyses of seven masterworks from the common-practice period of Western art music:

Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068

Mendelssohn: Andante con moto...

Practical Letter Book

by J. H. Kaemmerer Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

Created during an exciting period in the evolution of graphic design, this volume was initially published in 1911 as Kaemmerer's Practical Letter Book: Containing Several Hundred Alphabets in 140 Plates; Together...

The Charlie Chaplin Book

by Robert Keene Thompson Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

Beloved around the world for his Little Tramp character, Charlie Chaplin was the most famous person on the planet during the early twentieth century, and his popularity endures to this day. Cinephiles and Chaplin...

Art Nouveau Architecture

by R. Beauclair & M. J. Gradl Dover Publications (October 03, 2016)

"These beautiful plates feature wonderful aspects of this revolutionary architecture including grand staircases, wrought iron balconies, ornate mantels, and intricate storefronts. Bright colours, floral and...

The Inferno

by Dante Alighieri, Gustave Doré & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

In 1867, when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published the first American edition of The Inferno, Dante was almost unknown in this country. The New England poet and educator, who taught Italian literature at Harvard,...

Margeau Chapeau

by Margeau Soboti Dover Publications (April 06, 2016)

Let Margeau show you how to knit the hat of your dreams, from a stylish tweed cap to a playful beanie or a classic beret. Fifteen patterns, all well within the capacity of novice knitters, include earflap caps,...

The Art of Knitting

by Butterick Publishing Co. & Dover Publications, Inc. Dover Publications (March 17, 2016)

Comprehensive in scope and elegant in presentation, this classic Victorian-era volume was the first complete how-to guide to knitting. Originally published by Butterick, the company that later produced Vogue...

The Fantasy Artroom

by Aaron Pocock Dover Publications (May 17, 2016)

"A wonderful addition to any beginning or intermediate artist's library, not only those interested in fantasy. It's thoughtful, detailed, and filled with explanations of vocabulary terms and drawing materials,...

The Possum That Didn't

by Frank Tashlin Dover Publications (March 17, 2016)

There once was a happy little possum, the happiest animal in the entire forest, who always wore a great big smile. This jolly creature was content simply to hang by his tail from a tree until he was discovered...

Puccini: A Listener's Guide

by John Bell Young Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) began his career at the end of the Romantic period and his death signaled the end of the last major age of Italian opera. During his lifetime and in posterity, the composer's popularity...

Botanical Illustration: The Essential Reference

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (May 30, 2016)

Comprising more than 500 years of printed botanical illustrations, this stunning compendium of black-and-white and color images begins with medieval illuminated manuscripts and woodcuts from the early days of...

Classical Ornament

by C. Thierry Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

This rare collection, originally published in Germany during the 1860s, presents a wealth of designs from temples and other buildings of ancient Greece and Rome. The seventy-one black-and-white plates include...

English Wood-Engraving 1900-1950

by Thomas Balston Dover Publications (September 14, 2015)

This volume showcases five decades' worth of magnificent black-and-white illustrations and includes an informative history of the art. Images include scenes of animals and rural life, portraits, episodes from...

A Decade of French Fashion, 1929-1938: From the Depression to the Brink of War

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (July 20, 2015)

In addition to a world-wide depression and the rise of Fascism throughout Europe, the years between 1929 and 1938 witnessed dramatic changes in women's fashion. With the turning of the decade, the free and easy...

Art Nouveau: Objects and Artifacts

by Anton Seder Dover Publications (April 27, 2015)

A revolutionary reaction to the eclectic historical styles of nineteenth-century art, the turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau movement drew much of its inspiration from nature. Applying its sinuous, curvilinear...

Examples of Greek and Pompeian Decorative Work

by James Watt Dover Publications (June 16, 2015)

This hard-to-find study by a Victorian-era architect presents precise and detailed renderings of antiquities from Greece and southern Italy. Scottish artist, architect, and jeweler James Cromar Watt (1862–1940)...

The Analysis of Beauty

by William Hogarth Dover Publications (April 27, 2015)

English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) is most famous for his satirical caricatures and moral paintings, the forerunners of cartoons. In this instructive volume, the august painter and engraver discusses...

Line: An Art Study

by Edmund J. Sullivan Dover Publications (April 27, 2015)

Written by a noted illustrator and teacher, this guide introduces the basics of line drawing. British artist Edmund J. Sullivan, who merges the traditional nineteenth-century style of illustration with elements...

Science and Music

by Sir James H. Jeans Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Distinguished physicist describes the scientific principles of musical sound in a non-technical way: development of human hearing, properties of sound curves, transmission and reproduction of sound curves, more....

On the Sensations of Tone

by Hermann Helmholtz Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

This masterly treatment of classical acoustics embodies the great physicist's lifetime of research and presents his vast knowledge of the field in a clear, easy-to-follow account. Includes 68 figures.

Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching

by Ivan Galamian, Sally Thomas & Stephanie Chase Dover Publications (September 12, 2013)

Celebrated instructor presents his philosophy of teaching and practice methods, including appropriate combination of technique and interpretation. Incorporates aspects of both the Russian and French schools...

Views of Mt. Fuji

by Katsushika Hokusai Dover Publications (September 26, 2013)

Color reprint of Hokusai's masterpiece, Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, plus the artist's later black-and-white series, One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji. A must for all lovers of Japanese art.

Drawings and Paintings

by Adolph Menzel & James Gurney Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

"To draw everything is good, to draw everything is better still," declared Adolph Menzel, one of nineteenth-century Berlin's premier artists. In keeping with his motto, Menzel exhibited tremendous powers of...

Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian I: 53 Plates

by Albrecht Durer Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

These 45 pages of marginal drawings for Holy Roman Emeperor's prayer book, unknown for 300 years till their 1808 facsimile publication, reveal the artist's lighthearted and witty side.

The Fountains of Rome: Selected Plates from the Classic "Le Fontane Di Roma," 1660-1675

by Giovanni Battista Falda & Giovanni Francesco Venturini Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

These rare 17th-century views of celebrated Roman fountains and gardens constitute some of the finest landscape drawings of the Italian Baroque period. This is the only edition in print of these outstanding...

Eighty Drawings: Including "The Weaker Sex: The Story of a Susceptible Bachelor"

by Charles Dana Gibson Dover Publications (May 15, 2013)

Reprint of Charles Dana Gibson's iconic drawings features numerous comic situations involving his celebrated Gibson Girl, an idealized vision of young American womanhood at the turn of the 20th century.

Classic French Fashions of the Twenties

by Atelier Bachwitz Dover Publications (April 01, 2013)

This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown....

Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet

by JB Arban Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

A complete pedagogical method for students of trumpet and cornet, this "brass bible" contains hundreds of exercises from basics to advanced. Includes the author's famous arrangement of Carnival in Venice.

The Complete Guide to Artistic Anatomy

by John C.L. Sparkes Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

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,...

Goblin Market

by Christina Rossetti & Arthur Rackham Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

This lovely hardcover gift edition of Christina Rossetti's most famous poem will enchant readers of all ages. It features 4 color and 20 black-and-white images as well as a reproduction of a rare Rackham watercolor....

The Art & Illustration of Walter Crane

by Walter Crane & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Original collection of more than 100 images surveys Crane's best paintings and the first illustrations for children's books. Includes scenes from fairy and folk tales and classics by Shakespeare, Hawthorne,...

The Prisons / Le Carceri

by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Philip Hofer & John Howe Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Reprinted from rare, expensive first and second editions, this version of Piranesi's masterwork presents side-by-side renderings of original and extensively revised drawings in a large format. 33 full-page illustrations....

Three Young Rats and Other Rhymes

by Alexander Calder & James J. Sweeney Dover Publications (November 08, 2012)

Rhymes from Mother Goose and other classic sources inspired these 85 imaginative illustrations. Humorous and bizarre, they add a new depth and resonance to the familiar verses. Contains mature content.