The Elements of Drawing
by John Ruskin
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
Number of pages: 404
This book contains new illustrations and interesting notes and explanations to help students through the process of drawing. This classic retains its relevance some 150 years after its first appearance and should be on every artist's bookshelf.
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