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Doré's Illustrations for Don Quixote

by Gustave Dore

190 wood-engraved plates, 120 full-page: charging the windmill, traversing Spanish plains, valleys, mountains, ghostly visions of dragons, knights, flaming lake. Marvelous detail, minutiae, accurate costumes,...


American Country Houses of the Thirties: With Photographs and Floor Plans

by Lewis A. Coffin

Blueprints, sketches, and exterior and interior photographs showcase the finest examples of 1930s country homes from 70 different architectural firms. A variety of styles are featured, from simple cottages to...


Victorian Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in Full Color: 160 Plates

by Pierre Chabat

Rare portfolio of 541 beautiful full-color architectural drawings illustrating the imaginative use of brickwork and terra-cotta appliqués in Victorian revival styles. 682 illustrations. Captions. Publisher's...


Women's Hats, Headdresses and Hairstyles: With 453 Illustrations, Medieval to Modern

by Georgine de Courtais

453 illustrations provide authentic record of over 1,300 years of changing hairstyles and headwear in England: everything from wimples and crespines worn in Anglo-Saxon times to early-Victorian bonnets and pillboxes....


Harter's Picture Archive for Collage and Illustration

by Jim Harter

Over 300 authentic, rare 19th-century engravings selected by noted collagist for artists, designers, decoupeurs. Machines, people, animals, more, printed one side of page. 25 scene plates for backgrounds.


Ideal Homes of the Thirties

by Ideal Homes & Daniel Reiff

Reprint of a rare 1933 catalog showcases 60 plans for two-story houses. Photographs (most in full color), floor plans, and text depict a variety of styles, including colonial, mission, foursquare, and bungalow....


The Drawings of Heinrich Kley

by H. Kley

Irreverent, bizarre, whimsical, and mocking, these 200 pen-and-ink sketches date from the early 20th century. They blend savage humor with brilliant draughtsmanship in depictions of humans, animals, and curious...


The Complete Guide to Artistic Anatomy

by John C.L. Sparkes

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,...


Picasso

by Gertrude Stein

Intimate, revealing memoir of Picasso as man and artist by influential literary figure. Highly readable amalgam of biographical fact, artistic and aesthetic comments. One of Stein's most accessible works. 61...


Treasury of Traditional Stained Glass Designs

by Ann V. Winterbotham

Nearly 400 traditional and domestic designs of popular stained glass windows, Victorian era to 1940s. A rich source book for graphic artists and designers and stained-glass craftspeople. Introduction.


Aladdin "Built in a Day" House Catalog, 1917

by Aladdin Company

Designs for 60 homes, from a 4-room cottage to a 4-bedroom two-story. Landscaped exteriors, floor plans, and overhead cutaway views with detailed commentaries on each.


Historic Costume in Pictures

by Braun & Schneider

Over 1,450 costumed figures in clearly detailed engravings — from the dawn of civilization to the end of the 19th century. Features many folk costumes. Captions.


Mosaic and Tessellated Patterns: How to Create Them, with 32 Plates to Color

by John Willson

An expert "op art" designer explains what tessellated patterns are and how they are formed, relates the history of tessellated designs from their beginnings in Rome. 179 line drawings. 32 full-page plates.


The Seven Lamps of Architecture

by John Ruskin

Classic work by great Victorian expresses his deepest convictions of the nature and role of architecture and its aesthetics. Authoritative edition includes reproductions of 14 plates of Ruskin's architectural...


Leonardo Drawings

by Leonardo Da Vinci

A representative selection of Leonardo's various achievements: drawings of plants, landscapes, human face and figure, and more, as well as studies for The Last Supper and more. 60 illustrations.


Point and Line to Plane

by Wassily Kandinsky

This famous work by a pioneer in the movement to free art from the bonds of tradition explores the role of the line, point, and other key elements of non-objective painting. 127 illustrations.


Light and Shade in Charcoal, Pencil and Brush Drawing

by Anson K. Cross

One of the most in-depth treatments available, this classic manual offers a wealth of details on mediums and techniques, including natural and artificial light, gradations, and more. 65 black-and-white illustrations...


Basic Principles of Classical Ballet

by Agrippina Vaganova

Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118...


Perrault's Fairy Tales

by Charles Perrault & Gustave Dore

Original versions of "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," and more. With 34 magnificent illustrations by Gustave Doré.


The Sense of Beauty

by George Santayana

The great philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist masterfully offers his fascinating outline of Aesthetics Theory. Drawing on the art, literature, and social sciences involved, Santayana discusses the nature...