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English Painting

by Ernest Chesneau Parkstone International (June 29, 2012)

The English school of painting was officially recognised at the beginning of the 18th century through the work of William Hogarth. It includes works by the most famous English artists, such as Thomas Gainsborough,...

American Realism

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Urban realism, snow-covered streets of New York, boxing matches, children on the banks of a river, the painters of the Ash Can School preferred realistic images. Their paintings are a true hymn to noise and...

Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting (Downloadable Material)

by Shozo Sato Tuttle Publishing (November 11, 2014)

In this Japanese ink painting book renowned Japanese master Shozo Sato offers his own personal teaching on the beautiful art of sumi-e painting.

Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting provides step-by-step,...

Antonio López García's Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy of Painting

by Benjamin Fraser Bucknell University Press (August 26, 2014)

This book carries the reader on an interdisciplinary journey through painting, philosophy, art criticism, Spanish literature and film, history and culture, immigration, architecture, urban planning, and more....

Naïve Art

by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (May 09, 2014)

Naive art first became popular at the end of the 19th century. Until that time, this form of expression, created by untrained artists and characterised by spontaneity and simplicity, enjoyed little recognition...

The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art

by Charles Bouleau Dover Publications (July 01, 2014)

This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author Charles Bouleau...


by Nathalia Brodskaya Parkstone International (May 09, 2014)

Symbolism appeared in France and Europe between the 1880s and the beginning of the 20th century. The Symbolists, fascinated with ancient mythology, attempted to escape the reign of rational thought imposed by...

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...

French Painting

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (January 07, 2014)

The influence of works by French artists extends itself across all artistic styles, and many French works have gained world fame as classics. This book gives an overview of the French milestones in still lifes,...

Rhythmic Form in Art

by Irma A. Richter Dover Publications (March 19, 2013)

In this captivating study, an influential scholar-artist offers timeless advice on shape, form, and composition for artists in any medium, illuminating the connections between art and science. 38 figures. 34...

Human Anatomy for Art Students

by Ralph Thompson & Sir Alfred Fripp Dover Publications (June 15, 2012)

Covers the skeleton, the regions of the body, extremities, joints, the trunk, and the head and neck, in addition to expression and gesture. More than 130 detailed figures plus 31 plates.

Figure Drawing

by Richard G. Hatton Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Accessible guide approaches figure drawing from a draftsman's perspective. Covers all aspects of sketching the human form, with 377 figures depicting nudes of both sexes and all ages from many angles.

50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship

by Salvador Dali Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Sensible artistic advice and lively personal anecdotes in rare important work by famed Surrealist. Filled with Dali's outrageous egotism and unconventional humor, insights into modern art and his own drawings...

Figure Sculpture in Wax and Plaster

by Richard Miller Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Step-by-step guide to materials and tools, modeling in wax and plaster, hollow wax modeling, plaster molds, and much more. Introduction. "Like having a personal tutor." — Enchantment. 281 photographs.

The Male and Female Figure in Motion: 60 Classic Photographic Sequences

by Eadweard Muybridge Dover Publications (March 15, 2012)

Sixty of the best, most representative sequences from original 5,000 prints. Taken at speeds up to 1/6000th of a second, incredibly precise images show undraped male and female subjects in many activities.

Hawthorne on Painting

by Charles W. Hawthorne Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

Hawthorne was an American painter who founded the Cape Cod School of Art. This work, collected from notes taken by his actual students, offers hundreds of direct lessons, ideas, suggestions, and more.

Animal Drawing: Anatomy and Action for Artists

by Charles Knight Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

A master of animal portraiture presents an extensive course in creating lifelike drawings of wild and domestic creatures. Subjects include animal musculature, bone structure, psychology, movements, habits, and...

Hensche on Painting

by John W. Robichaux & Dorothy Billiu-Hensche Dover Publications (May 13, 2013)

Hensche taught students to "see the light, not the object," says his biographer Robichaux, who in this book reveals the basic painting philosophy and methodology of a great teacher.

Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting

by John F. Carlson Dover Publications (July 04, 2013)

The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, perspective, painting of trees, more. 34 black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams....

Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction

by George Bain Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, human and animal figures in distinctive Celtic style. Features over...

Perspective Drawing Handbook

by Joseph D'Amelio Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

Concisely written text accompanied by more than 150 simply drawn illustrations together demonstrate vanishing points and eye level and explain such concepts as appearance versus reality and perspective distortion....

An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists

by W. Ellenberger & Francis A. Davis Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Enlarged edition of a classic reference features clear directions for drawing horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and other creatures. Covers muscles, skeleton, and full external views. 288 illustrations....

The Illustrations from the Works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels

by J. B. Saunders & Charles O’Malley Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

Definitive edition features 96 of the best plates from the great anatomist's Renaissance treasures. Reproduced from a rare edition, with a discussion of the illustrations, biographical sketch of Vesalius, annotations,...

An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists

by Fritz Schider Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Schider's complete, historical text is accompanied by a wealth of anatomical illustrations, plus a variety of plates showcasing master artists and their classic works on anatomy. 593 illustrations.

Art Students' Anatomy

by Edmond J. Farris Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Long-time favorite in art schools. Basic elements, common positions, and actions. Full text, 158 illustrations.

Anatomy for Artists

by Reginald Marsh Dover Publications (June 28, 2012)

Anatomy in great masters simplified, with 95 Marsh drawings not seen elsewhere. Full text, over 200 illustrations.

A Treatise on Painting

by Leonardo Da Vinci & John Francis Rigaud Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

The principal repository of da Vinci's practical thoughts on the technique of drawing and painting. Precise instructions on drawing the human, techniques of rendering motion, perspective, composition, the expression...

Light, Shade and Shadow

by E. L. Koller Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Without shading, even a beautiful drawing can appear flat. But artists can learn to add dimension to their work with these techniques, illustrations, and exercises that show how to achieve effects with light...

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.

Animal Painting and Anatomy

by W. Frank Calderon Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Useful information on important anatomical features, directions on how to handle subjects, and how to express their forms and postures. 224 illustrations.

Painting Trees and Landscapes in Watercolor

by Ted Kautzky Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Comprehensive advice on painting landscape components such as plant life, puddles, rain, and fog. Includes composition, value arrangement, balance, rhythm, pattern, and the structure of trees. 127 illustrations....

The Artistic Anatomy of Trees

by Rex V. Cole Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Covers every aspect of trees and how to depict them: balancing tree groups, relationship of light and shade, delicacy and weight, distance, tree color, and more. 515 illustrations.

The Elements of Drawing

by John Ruskin Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Timeless work by one of the greatest art critics of all time begins with bare fundamentals and offers brilliant philosophical advice. " . . . the truth behind Ruskin's statements is always clear." — American...

Ways with Watercolor

by Ted Kautzky Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

Simple, direct language discusses color pigments, paper, and other supplies; washes, strokes, and use of accessories for special effects. Valuable instructions on composition. 125 illustrations, including 37...

Chinese Brush Painting: A Complete Course in Traditional and Modern Techniques

by Jane Evans Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

"How-to" manual provides all levels of students with detailed methods for painting such simple subjects as bamboo and plum blossoms as well as more ambitious motifs. 150 illustrations, including 82 in full color....

The Craftsman's Handbook

by Cennino Cennini Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Fifteenth-century handbook, written by a working artist of the day, reveals techniques of the masters in drawing, oil painting, frescoes, panel painting, gilding, casting, more. Direct link to artists of Middle...

Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design

by Dorr Bothwell & Marlys Mayfield Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Guiding principle of Eastern art and design, focusing on the interaction between positive and negative space, demonstrated in 6 problems of progressive difficulty. Solutions will fascinate artists and designers....

Theory of Colours

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Charles L. Eastlake Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

The author of Faust provides a unique perspective on the nature of color, compensating for his scientific inaccuracy with inimitable prose and stimulating ideas.

Drawing and Painting Trees

by Adrian Hill Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

This classic guide by noted British painter Adrian Hill starts with a brief history of tree painting and advances to general principles, color choices, and techniques. Its 150 illustrations include 7 in full...

Pictorial Composition: An Introduction

by Henry Rankin Poore Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Learn principles of composition, classical and modern, through analysis of works from Middle Ages to present — Goya, Cézanne, Hopper, many others. 148 illustrations, 9 in full color.

Perspective for Artists

by Rex Vicat Cole Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Depth, perspective of sky and sea, shadows, much more, not usually covered. 391 diagrams, 81 reproductions of drawings and paintings.

Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting

by Edgar A. Whitney Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of 7 of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over...

Life Drawing in Charcoal

by Douglas R. Graves Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Rather than building up a drawing from lines, this innovative method encourages students to begin with tonal masses. Suitable for experts as well as beginners, its step-by-step demonstrations feature over 200...

The Human Figure

by John H. Vanderpoel Dover Publications (March 27, 2012)

Classic treatment by a master teacher features 430 pencil and charcoal illustrations depicting fundamental features of human anatomy. Topics include shading, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension,...

Composition: Understanding Line, Notan and Color

by Arthur Wesley Dow Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Focusing on harmonic relations between lines, color, and dark and light patterns, this manual influenced generations of artists. Practical and well-illustrated, it conveys its insights in a convenient workbook...

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials

by Harold Speed Dover Publications (March 27, 2012)

Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. 64 photos. 5 line...

The Book of a Hundred Hands

by George B. Bridgman Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

The legendary Art Students League of New York teacher offers 100 fine drawings and in-depth instruction in this guide to drawing virtually every aspect and posture of the human hand.

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

by Wassily Kandinsky Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.

The Practice and Science of Drawing

by Harold Speed Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Classic approach to the dynamics of drawing by brilliant teacher with insights and practical advice on line drawing, mass drawing, visual memory, materials, and much more. 84 plates and diagrams.

Perspective Made Easy

by Ernest R. Norling Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Remedy that situation with this simple, step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to the topic. 256 illustrations....