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Pattern Design

by Archibald H. Christie

Classic shows how to construct hundreds of patterns from all periods and styles. 60 plates. 359 figures.

Animal Painting and Anatomy

by W. Frank Calderon

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

Painting Materials: A Short Encyclopedia

by R. J. Gettens & G. L. Stout

Thorough, exhaustive coverage of materials, media, tools of painting through ages; based on historical and laboratory studies. A standard reference for painters, students, curators, and conservators. 34 illustrations....

Abstraction in Art and Nature

by Nathan Cabot Hale

Stimulating, thought-provoking guide to finding rich sources of creative abstraction in lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather patterns, earth colors, many other natural elements. Over...

Pen and Pencil Drawing Techniques

by Harry Borgman

Manual by acclaimed artist contains the best information available on pencil and ink techniques, including 28 step-by-step demonstrations — many of them in full color.

The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting

by Daniel V. Thompson

Sums up 20th-century knowledge: paints, binders, metals, surface preparation. Based on manuscripts and scientific investigation.

Painting Trees and Landscapes in Watercolor

by Ted Kautzky

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....

Landscape Drawing Step by Step

by Wendon Blake

Excellent, clearly written how-to guide for training powers of observation, judging proportions, assessing values, plus valuable suggestions for use of drawing media. 180 line illustrations and halftones.

The Practice of Tempera Painting: Materials and Methods

by Daniel V. Thompson

Historical background, step-by-step instruction, materials, permanence. Lucid, careful exposition of all aspects of authentic technique. 85 illustrations.

Marine Painter's Guide

by Jack Coggins

Invaluable instruction from an expert on portraying everything from docks and fishing villages to ships and a rocky coastline. Useful tips on perspective and reflections are accompanied by diagrams and drawings....

The Artistic Anatomy of Trees

by Rex V. Cole

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.

Drawing Lessons

by Willy Pogany

A sequential, constructive guide to drawing the human figure from a master illustrator. Begins with the humble dot and progresses to perspective, shading, portraiture, balance, motion, and more. 375 illustrations....

The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry

by Jay Hambidge

Controversial but lasting thesis that design and great art can be created by application of easily followed mathematics. 118 illustrations.

The Elements of Drawing

by John Ruskin

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...

Techniques for Painting Seascapes

by Borlase Smart

Written by a prominent member of Cornwall's St. Ives Society of Artists, this guide discusses composition, color, beach scenes, clouds, moonlight, and much more. More than 70 color and black-and-white illustrations....

Abstract Design and How to Create It

by Amor Fenn

Profusely illustrated guide covers geometric basis of design, implements and their use, borders, textile patterns, nature study, and treatment. Over 380 illustrations include historical examples from many cultures...

Creating Welded Sculpture

by Nathan Cabot Hale

Profusely illustrated guide, newly revised, offers detailed coverage of basic tools and techniques of welded sculpture. Abstract shapes, modeling solid figures, arc welding, large-scale welding, more. 196 illustrations....

Etching, Engraving and Other Intaglio Printmaking Techniques

by Ruth Leaf

Comprehensive handbook covers materials and equipment, tools, printing papers, presses, and other essentials. Detailed instructions for etching, engraving, drypoint, collagraphs, tuilegraphs, and the Blake transfer...

Pattern Design

by Lewis F. Day

Master techniques for using pattern in wide range of design applications including architectural, textiles, print, more. Wealth of technical information. Over 270 design illustrations.

Essentials of Landscape Composition

by Leonard Richmond

In this step-by-step introduction to composition, the author offers effective exercises to teach budding artists simple drawing techniques, using a brush to create landscape elements from clouds and trees to...