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Anatomy, Perspective and Composition for the Artist

by Stan Smith Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

This volume of practical instruction in the foundations of art features many splendid color illustrations by the author. Perfect for intermediate-level and advanced artists wishing to take their work to the...


Leonardo on the Human Body

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses — still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. 215 plates.


Harmonic Proportion and Form in Nature, Art and Architecture

by Samuel Colman Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

A treatise on the laws governing proportional form in both nature and art, this well-illustrated volume features natural organisms and artistic creations in a mathematical study of their constructive principles....


American Art Deco: An Illustrated Survey

by R. L. Leonard & C. A. Glassgold Dover Publications (January 09, 2013)

Over 200 black-and-white photographs and incisive commentary on one of the most popular decorative styles of the 20th century, including remarks by Lewis Mumford, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, and Edward...


Great Drawings of Nudes: 45 Works

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

An impressive sampling of life drawings by 45 of the art world's greatest masters, from Dürer and Michelangelo to Modigliani and Derain. Other artists include Raphael, Rubens, Gauguin, Matisse, Rodin, and others....


Great Self-Portraits

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Unique volume of 45 splendid self-portraits encompasses pen, ink, and charcoal renderings as well as etchings and engravings. Includes works by da Vinci, Dürer, Whistler, Rodin, van Gogh, Beardsley, and many...


Idols Behind Altars: Modern Mexican Art and Its Cultural Roots

by Anita Brenner Dover Publications (September 25, 2012)

Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values....


Great Animal Drawings and Prints

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

All manner of creatures from the animal kingdom, as portrayed by famed masters — from Rembrandt's monumental elephant to Toulouse-Lautrec's prancing circus steed. 104 illustrations, 17 in color.


Classic Anatomical Illustrations

by Vesalius, Albinus & Leonardo Dover Publications (September 13, 2012)

An awe-inspiring fusion of art and science, this magnificent collection features detailed illustrations of human anatomy by history's most brilliant artists. Includes over 130 black-and-white renderings of muscles,...


A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students

by Arthur Thomson Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

Skeletal structure, muscles, heads, special features. Exhaustive text, anatomical figures, undraped photos. Male and female. 337 illustrations.


Recollections of a Picture Dealer

by Ambroise Vollard Dover Publications (June 19, 2012)

Art merchant recounts selling the works of Cézanne; partying with Renoir, Forain, Degas, and Rodin; the studios of Manet, Matisse, Picasso, and Rousseau; encounters with Gertrude Stein, Zola, others. 33 illustrations....


Doré's Dragons, Demons and Monsters

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (April 16, 2012)

Superb reproductions of illustrations for The Bible, Paradise Lost, The Divine Comedy, and other works, with brilliantly imaginative scenes dominated by fantastic creatures of land, sea, and air. 90 illustrations....


Old Master Portrait Drawings: 47 Works

by James Spero Dover Publications (April 19, 2012)

Masterpieces of drawing from the great schools and traditions of Italy and northern Europe, spanning four centuries from Filippino Lippi, Andrea del Sarto, and Titian to Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Ingres. 47 plates....


The Anatomy of the Horse

by George Stubbs Dover Publications (June 08, 2012)

This masterpiece of animal anatomy contains 36 plates that reproduce Stubbs' etchings. Based on the artist's own dissections and outline views, the illustrations feature extensive explanatory text. Full reproduction...


Steinlen Cats

by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

These 66 drawings and 8 picture-stories represent the best of Steinlen's scattered, rare cat depictions, available nowhere else. Artists will learn cat dynamics from the spare, expressive lines.


Artistic Plants and Flowers

by M. P. Verneuil Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

This splendid visual encyclopedia features 120 rare botanical illustrations. Each specimen appears in side-by-side contrasts of color and black-and-white renderings by Mucha, Méheut, and other distinguished...


Holbein Portrait Drawings

by Hans Holbein Dover Publications (June 18, 2012)

Forty-four of Holbein's finest portrait drawings, created while he worked as court painter to Henry VIII, including Sir Thomas More, Jane Seymour, the Prince of Wales, Anne Boleyn, and dozens more.


Los Caprichos

by Francisco Goya Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Considered Goya's most brilliant work, this collection combines corrosive satire and exquisite technique to depict 18th-century Spain as a nation of grotesque monsters sprung up in the absence of reason. 80...


Michelangelo Life Drawings

by Michelangelo Dover Publications (March 08, 2012)

Forty-six outstanding studies, including sketches for David, Sistine Ceiling, Last Judgment, and more. Nudes, figure studies, children, animals, mythical and religious works, more.


Old Master Life Drawings: 44 Plates

by James Spero Dover Publications (October 02, 2012)

Superb reproductions of masterpieces by Rembrandt, Pontormo, Tintoretto, Del Sarto, Raphael, Ingres, others. Brief captions.


Mexican Painters: Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, and Other Artists of the Social Realist School

by MacKinley Helm Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Definitive introduction to art and artists of Mexico during great artistic movements of the '20s and '30s. Discussion of Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, Galvan, Cantú, Meza, many others. History, tradition, social...


The Codex Nuttall

by Zelia Nuttall Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

The only value-priced, full-color edition of the pre-Columbian Mexican (Mixtec) book. Features 88 color plates of kings, gods, heroes, temples, sacrifices, and more. New introduction.


An Edwardian Bestiary: 87 Color Plates

by Edward J. Detmold, Maurice Detmold & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

This full-color collection of the Detmold brothers ranges from their 1899 debut, Pictures from Birdland, to a 1925 edition of Arabian Nights. Other selections include curious creatures from Aesop's Fables and...


Maori Tattooing

by H. G. Robley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Maori tattooing (moko) communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko...


Decorative French Ironwork Designs

by Louis Blanc Dover Publications (February 13, 2013)

Over 1,500 attractive black-and-white illustrations — drawn from balconies, gates, grilles, stair railings, and elsewhere — incorporate floral and foliate designs, human and animal figures, musical motifs,...


Men: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

by Jim Harter Dover Publications (September 28, 2012)

412 rare royalty-free woodcut engravings of men in every conceivable attitude, costume, activity. Men at work, play, leisure. Eskimos, gladiators, knights, bullfighters, workers, doctors, artists, many more,...


Japanese Woodblock Flower Prints

by Tanigami Kônan Dover Publications (August 31, 2012)

Extraordinary collection of Japanese woodblock prints by a well-known artist features 120 plates in brilliant color. Realistic images from a rare edition include daffodils, tulips, and other familiar and unusual...


German Expressionist Woodcuts

by Shane Weller Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Over 100 works by Beckmann, Feininger, Kirchner, Kollwitz, Nolde, Marc, and others. Distorted, stylized forms embody revolutionary mood of the early 20th century. Introduction. Captions. Notes on artists.


Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works

by John Singer Sargent Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

A gallery of superb portraits in pencil, pastels, and charcoal. Virtuoso display of technical skill and intuitive eye of noted American portrait painter.


1300 Real and Fanciful Animals: From Seventeenth-Century Engravings

by Matthäus (the Younger) Merian Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Quadrupeds, birds, fishes, and insects depicted realistically and fancifully, plus such fantasy creatures as unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. Indispensable volume of royalty-free graphics for commercial artists....


Women: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

by Jim Harter Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Lush allegorical ladies, Grecian maids and Victorian maidens, Indians, Japanese, dancers, housewives, courtesans; women dancing, smiling, working, weeping, flirting — an unusually rich sourcebook of poses,...


Poems, Parables and Drawings

by Kahlil Gibran & Alice Raphael Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Elegant but inexpensive, this clothbound volume includes complete texts and drawings of The Madman and The Forerunner, plus 20 additional illustrations and a perceptive essay by art historian Alice Raphael.


Fairyland

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...


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...


Fantastic Beasts of the Nineteenth Century

by Anton Seder Dover Publications (August 07, 2017)

Fanciful creatures slither, swim, and soar through this full-color adaptation of a rare 19th-century German portfolio. The colorful images include exotic birds and fishes, dramatic reptiles and amphibians, and...


Big Book of Animal Illustrations

by Maggie Kate Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

Do you need an accurate representation of a Painted Lady butterfly to complete your collage? Will a letterhead designed around a stately lion make your memos roar? Are you in search of a picture of Tyrannosaurus...


War Posters

by Martin Hardie & Arthur K. Sabin Dover Publications (September 21, 2016)

"Take up the sword of justice," commands a vengeful, blade-wielding sea goddess, while a ship resembling the Lusitania hovers on the horizon

"Keep all Canadians busy. Buy 1918 victory bonds," advises a poster...


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...


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...