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Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads

by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

This sequel to the Lomaxes' widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting...


Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


Vitruvius Britannicus: Second Series

by J. Badeslade, J. Rocque, John Woolfe & James Gandon Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This magnificent volume comprises three folios, originally published between 1739 and 1771. More than 100 plates depict facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views of grand Neo-Palladian...


A History of Engraving and Etching

by Arthur M. Hind Dover Publications (October 30, 2011)

British Museum Keeper of Prints offers complete history, 15th-century to 1914; accomplishments, influences, artistic merit. 111 illustrations. Chapters include: The Earliest Engravers, The Great Masters of Engraving,...


Songs of Innocence

by William Blake Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

The first and most popular of Blake's famous "Illuminated Books," in a facsimile edition reproducing all 31 brightly colored plates. Additional printed text of each poem.


A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture

by William Chambers Dover Publications (October 30, 2011)

Beautiful reproduction of a 1791 classic describes the qualifications and duties of an architect. The 55 superb plates depict ornate compartments for coved ceilings; pedestals for columns; arches; balusters;...


A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern

by Mary Brooks Picken Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style...


Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

by Gail Grant Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.


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 Book of Signs

by Rudolf Koch Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Famed German type designer renders 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, etc. Timeless.


Treasury of Art Nouveau Design & Ornament

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 04, 2012)

577 authentic Art Nouveau designs ranging in size from full-page illustrations to borders, headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Designs include florals, landscapes, and figures, from artists such as Klimt,...


Beardsley's Le Morte Darthur: Selected Illustrations

by Aubrey Beardsley Dover Publications (January 17, 2013)

Sixty-two splendid black-and-white illustrations from the volume that made Beardsley famous virtually overnight: floral and foliated openings, fauns and satyrs, initials, ornaments, and much more.


Hands: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

by Jim Harter Dover Publications (December 02, 2013)

Need a hand? Here are over a thousand! Over 1,100 pairs of hands in all shapes, sizes, and shades: writing, sewing, with pointing fingers, much more, all royalty-free.


Illustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie Queene

by Walter Crane & Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 02, 2013)

Over 300 neo-medieval illustrations and decorations created by famed Victorian-era artist. Full-page plates, headpieces, tailpieces, borders, vignettes, and decorative elements depict knights, maidens, dragons,...


The Graphic Works of Odilon Redon

by Odilon Redon Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

A prominent Symbolist and a precursor to the Surrealists, Redon transformed common subjects into fantastic images, depicting serpents, skeletons, and monsters with a distinctive style of realism. 172 lithographs,...


Renaissance Patterns for Lace, Embroidery and Needlepoint

by Federico Vinciolo Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Superb reproduction of most popular 16th-century lace design book. Nearly 100 original patterns for point coupe, reticella, and guipure; the second part describes square netting and embroidery. 83 full-page...


Metalwork for Craftsmen

by Emil F. Kronquist Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Illustrations and detailed instructions for 55 projects. Information on tools and processes, and over 60 other plates.


3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornaments

by Blanche Cirker Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Royalty-free pictures from 1909 French typography catalog: plants, animals, religious motifs, music, carriages, boats, sports, furniture, clothing; plus borders, banners, wreaths, and other ornaments. Over 3,200...


Snowflakes in Photographs

by W. A. Bentley Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Over 850 illustrations of snow crystals, photographed by Bentley during a 50-year period, for use by artists, designers, and craftspeople in a variety of creative projects.


Patterns and Designs from the Twenties in Full Color

by Ad. & M. P. Verneuil Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Reprinted from a rare portfolio of abstract design published in Paris in the 1920s: 87 designs that reflect the emergence of the Art Deco aesthetic, in a variety of useful shapes and sizes. Royalty-free.


2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs

by H. Roessing Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Masterfully executed designs in reproductions of two rare catalogs: ornamental borders, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliated patterns, architectural ornaments and design elements, religious...


Japanese Design Motifs

by Matsuya Company Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

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...


Handbook of Ornament

by Franz Sales Meyer Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

This excellent collection of historic decorative ornament contains 3,000 examples ranging from the cultures of the Greeks and Romans through the Victorians: chairs, thrones, crowns, heraldic emblems, altars,...


Snow Crystals

by W. A. Bentley & W. J. Humphreys Dover Publications (April 11, 2013)

Over 2,000 clear photomicrographs printed on black background of snow crystals. Also frost, rime, hail, and more. Brief text on methodology of research. Absolutely inexhaustible source of design. 202 plates....


Art Forms in Nature

by Ernst Haeckel Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Tubulariidae, Siphonophora, Semaeostomeae, star corals, starfishes, much more. All images black-and-white....


101 Great Samurai Prints

by Utagawa Kuniyoshi & John Grafton Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Kuniyoshi was a master of the warrior woodblock print — and these 18th-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. Full-color portraits of renowned Japanese samurais pulse with movement, passion,...


The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

by Gisele Díaz & Alan Rodgers Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

First republication of remarkable repainting of great Mexican codex, dated to ca. AD 1400. 76 large full-color plates show gods, kings, warriors, mythical creatures, and abstract designs. Introduction.


The Art of the Cinematographer

by Leonard Maltin Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

Survey and anecdotal interviews with 5 masters — Arthur Miller, Hal Mohr, Hal Rosson, Lucien Ballard, and Conrad Hall. 105 photographs. Filmographies.


American Drawings and Prints: From Benjamin West to Edward Hopper

by Evan Bates Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

This handsome retrospective offers an affordable treasury of works by the nation's best and most popular artists, including Copley, Whistler, Eakins, Benton, Wood, and many others. 90 black-and-white illustrations....


The Art of the Woodcut: Masterworks from the 1920s

by Malcolm C. Salaman & David A. Beronä Dover Publications (January 16, 2013)

Worldwide survey of 1920s woodcuts features nearly 200 images — including an 8-page color insert — of landscapes, portraits, and book illustrations by noted artists. An informative narrative offers artistic...


Fantastic Gothic and Renaissance Ornament

by Rudolf Berliner Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Beasts of myth and legend, writhing foliage, dancing symbols of fate — this spectacular compendium of 15th- and 18th-century designs features 127 black-and-white illustrations from the far corners of the imagination....


101 Dog Illustrations: A Pictorial Archive of Championship Breeds

by Gladys Emerson Cook Dover Publications (October 23, 2012)

A blue-ribbon collection of 116 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, these dramatically detailed lithographs include sporting and non-sporting dogs, hounds, working dogs, terriers, and toys. Captions....


Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs

by Michel Liénard Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

Swirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other haunting figures, this otherworldly assortment features illustrations from a rare 19th-century volume: cartouches, frames, doors, trophies, cabinets,...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume III includes Parts V and VI of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 1

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 03, 2012)

This classic 19th-century survey offers absolute fidelity to original texts as well as invaluable commentary by Francis James Child. Volume 1 includes Parts I and II of the original set — ballads 1-53.


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 4

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume IV includes Parts VII and VIII of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 2

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume II includes Parts III & IV of the original set — ballads...


Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings: A Practical Guide

by Byron D. Halsted Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Earthy, barn-building theories of 1881 extend to dog- and bird-houses and are based upon principles that still shine brightly today: light and air, space, cost, beauty, and convenience. 257 illustrations.


North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

by Pamela Stanley-Millner Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Weave belts, headbands, and sashes and decorate handbags, vests, blouses, and other garments with authentic Native American motifs. 73 charts for bead weaving, 12 full-size patterns for appliqué. Complete instructions...


Great Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth

by N. C. Wyeth & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

This full-color collection focuses on the artist's early and most popular illustrations, featuring more than 100 images from The Mysterious Stranger, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, The Boy's King Arthur, and other...


Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics: Second, Revised Edition

by Arthur H. Benade Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude...


Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer

by Albrecht Durer & Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Comprising images both sacred and secular, this modestly priced collection of works by the master of woodcut design features 85 black-and-white illustrations with brief captions.


A Manual of Historic Ornament

by Richard Glazier Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Hundreds of detailed illustrations depict painted pilasters from Pompeii, early Gothic stone carvings, a detail from a stained glass window in Canterbury Cathedral, more. Over 700 black-and-white illustrations,...


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historic Photographs

by Stanley Appelbaum & James Camner Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

361 portraits, from 1860s to 1950 of over 400 stars. Informative captions. An illustrious collection, long overdue.


Boydell's Shakespeare Prints: 90 Engravings

by John Boydell & Josiah Boydell Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

This impressive collection of engravings illustrates A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and 26 other plays....


Bartlett's Classic Illustrations of America: All 121 Engravings from American Scenery, 1840

by W. H. Bartlett Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Extremely rare engravings after illustrations of mid-19th-century America by eminent English artist. Superb detailed views of Mount Vernon, Faneuil Hall in Boston, Niagara Falls, West Point, much more. All royalty-free....


The Vibrant Metropolis: 88 Lithographs

by George W. Bellows & Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Brilliantly executed, richly evocative works by one of the most popular American artists of the early 20th century include Nude in a Bed, Evening, In the Subway, Dempsey Through the Ropes, and Base Hospital....


Ancient Egyptian Dances

by Irena Lexová Dover Publications (December 03, 2012)

One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography....


History of Greek Culture

by Jacob Burckhardt Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Monumental survey explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy,...