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 John Ruskin - eBooks@Adelaide
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.
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 Charles Lewis Hind - G. Newnes
A quick study into the methods and style of Da Vinci's drawings and art. Leonardo found in drawing the most stimulating way of self-expression. The use of pen and crayon came to him as naturally as the monologue to an eager and egoistic talker.
by Graham Everitt - Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
An entertaining history of caricature, and consequently of the events, political and social, of the nineteenth century. The book gives an elaborate estimate of the merits of the later caricaturists and a complete account of their lives.