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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...


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.


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.


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...


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....


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....


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.


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....


Animals in Motion

by Eadweard Muybridge Dover Publications (August 27, 2012)

Nearly 4,000 photographs in series, stopped action, of horses, cats, lions, deer, kangaroos, etc. Indispensable for animal artists. Classic of 19th-century photography.


Drawing the Living Figure

by Joseph Sheppard Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Innovative approach to artistic anatomy focuses on specifics of surface anatomy, rather than muscles and bones. 177 drawings of live models in front, back, and side views, and in widely varying poses.


Quilling

by Philippa Reid Crowood (July 22, 2019)

Quilling is a centuries-old art, which requires just three elements - your fingers, paper strips and glue. This practical guide demonstrates the techniques with step-by-step instructions and photos, and explains...


The Creative Path

by Carolyn Schlam Allworth (May 01, 2018)

Demystifying the creative process.

The Creative Path is an inquiry into the creative process from philosophical, psychological, spiritual, and practical points of view. In this welcoming work on the creative...


Watercolour Workshop

by Ann Blockley Batsford (July 03, 2018)

An inspirational and practical art manual, packed with step-by-step projects.

Artist Ann Blockley is renowned for her innovative approach to watercolour painting. Her highly anticipated new book provides a series...


Architectural Illustration

by Peter Jarvis Crowood (March 31, 2018)

This practical book looks at the fundamental principles that underpin the process of architectural illustration: to represent architectural design and the built environment in a way that the general public can...


Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration

by Sarah Jane Humphrey Crowood (May 21, 2018)

Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes - the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering and the accuracy of colour are all intrinsic to this niche genre...


Botanical Illustration

by Leigh Ann Gale Crowood (July 02, 2018)

Botanical Illustration - the complete guide explains the processes and methods behind this beautiful art genre. It highlights the importance of the requisite skills of close observation, accurate drawing and...


The Essence of Watercolour

by Hazel Soan Batsford (February 15, 2018)

A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book.

Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher.  In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully...


Ultimate Papercraft Bible

by Marie Clayton Pavilion (February 15, 2018)

This volume in Collins & Brown’s bestselling Ultimate series reveals all the techniques you need to begin making beautiful projects with paper.

The book covers all the basic papercraft techniques, many of which...


This Favoured Land

by Lee Fontanella Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 31, 2017)

In the wake of the Irish potato famine, Edward King-Tenison, a sometime Irish politician of the liberal order and one of the first masterful photographers of Spain, and his wife, Lady Louisa Mary Anne Anson,...


Creating Celtic Knotwork

by Cari Buziak Dover Publications (November 28, 2017)

Whether you're a complete beginner or have already attempted to learn the art of Celtic knotwork, this is the book for you! Artists at all levels will treasure this guide, which not only demonstrates how to...


Recipes for ArtFull Success

by Fritz F Wasser, Linda Cooney Wasser & Kirk V Huttleston Fritz and Linda Wasser (October 26, 2017)

“Recipes for ArtFull Success“ is a comprehensive guide compiled and fully illustrated by two professional educators with a combined total of over 80 years of classroom experience. The husband and wife team...


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...