Line and Form
by Walter Crane
Publisher: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd. 1900
The substance of the following chapters on Line and Form originally formed a series of lectures delivered to the students of the Manchester Municipal School of Art. There is no pretension to an exhaustive treatment of a subject it would be difficult enough to exhaust, and it is dealt with in a way intended to bear rather upon the practical work of an art school, and to be suggestive and helpful to those face to face with the current problems of drawing and design.
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by Charles Maginnis - Project Gutenberg
If you want to use a pen to draw, this book is very instructional, and the author takes the time to illustrate the ideas, and to elaborate on them in a way that is rarely done in modern writing. The author was a proponent of Gothic architecture.
by Harold Speed - Seeley, Service & Co.
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. 93 plates and diagrams reinforce Speed's clear presentation.
by Hugh Kenner - University of California Press
Chuck Jones was responsible for the classics featuring the likes of Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner, and his mastery of the Warner characters' personalities, along with his sensibilities and sense of visual design, made his cartoons standouts.
by Cooper, Maurice - Dodd, Mead and Company
While the impulse to satirize public men in picture is probably as old as satiric verse, the political cartoon, as an effective agent in molding public opinion, is essentially a product of modern conditions. Its success depends upon its timeliness.