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Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture
by Laura Allen, Luke Caspar Pearson - UCL Press , 2016
This volume brings together international designers and artists for speculations in contemporary drawing for art and architecture. It focuses on how the field of drawing expands synchronously alongside technological and computational developments.
Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle
by Kenneth D. Keele, Jane Roberts - Metropolitan Museum of Art , 1983
These drawings of the human body by Leonardo are based on the artist's own anatomical dissections and show his evolving understanding of physiology. The drawings demonstrate Leonardo's progress from technical mastery to consummate draftsmanship.
Twentieth-century American drawing: Three avant-garde generations
by Diane Waldman - Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation , 1976
Displaying variety and conceptual advancement, this catalogue demonstrates the evolution of American artistic expression. The progression of the medium is traced through the work of Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, etc.
Drawing the Head and Hands
by Andrew Loomis - The Viking Press , 1956
The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists - including the painter Norman Rockwell and comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered.
Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
by Charles Lewis Hind - G. Newnes , 1907
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.
Learn To Draw Portraits
by Jeremy Lee - Smashwords , 2013
A unique collection of techniques, terminology, and examples for the beginner and advanced graphite artist. Over one hundred illustrations support carefully reviewed explanations of elemental technique. Simulate skin texture with circularism.
Caricature and Other Comic Art
by James Parton - Harper & brothers , 1877
In this book there is a greater variety of pictures of a comic and satirical cast than was ever before presented at one view. Many nations, ancient and modern, are represented in it, as well as most of the names identified with art of this nature.
by Lawrence Alloway - Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation , 1964
The term 'drawing' is applied loosely; it is meant to connote a medium of great immediacy conducive to direct materialization of a concept, rather than implying the elimination of color or an insistence upon other technical restrictions.
by Frederick Whitney - Milton Bradley Company , 1908
A great book for teachers, Art teachers and others, who want to add a little something extra to the classroom experience. Nicely illustrated with step-by-step instructions on how to draw lesson illustrations on a blackboard.
The History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature
by Cooper, Maurice - Dodd, Mead and Company , 1904
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.
Drawing for Beginners
by Dorothy Furniss - Bridgman Publishers , 1925
We must think with the brush and the pencil; we must think first and then draw round our 'think'. I hope that this book may help you to arrange your thoughts. It is but a helping hand on the broad highway that leads to the great world of art.
The Art of Illustration
by Henry Blackburn - W. H. Allen & Co. , 1896
The object of 'The Art of Illustration' is to explain the modern systems of Book and Newspaper Illustration, and especially the methods of drawing for what is commonly called 'process', on which so many artists are now engaged.
by George B. Bridgman - Pelham, N.Y. , 1920
Learn how to draw the human figure with the practical and effective method made famous by a leading art instructor. Bridgman simplifies complex anatomy problems into simple structures before exploring the muscle patterns into more complex detail.
by Graham Everitt - Swan Sonnenschein & Co. , 1893
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.
Line and Form
by Walter Crane - 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.
Pen Drawing: An Illustrated Treatise
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.
The Elements of Drawing
by John Ruskin - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
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.
The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations
by Gustave Doré - Belford-Clarke Co. , 1891
From the creation of the world to its final redemption, view the Bible as imagined by one of history's most accomplished illustrators. This book of Dore's classic Gallery pictures many of the best-loved stories from the Old and New Testament.
Chuck Jones: A Flurry of Drawings
by Hugh Kenner - University of California Press , 1994
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.
The Practice and Science of Drawing
by Harold Speed - Seeley, Service & Co. , 1913
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.
The art of caricaturing
by Mitchell Smith - F.J. Drake & co , 1941
In this brief and consistent book Mitchell Smith gives lessons that cover all branches of caricaturing. Drawings illustrate all necessary points, and each point is explained in the text. Author included caricatures of many famous men.
Men Without Guns; The Abbott Collection of Paintings of Army Medicine
by DeWitt MacKenzie , 1945
Paintings by army artists during WW2, from the home front, Italy, Burma, the air war over Europe, the fighting in France, and the Pacific. Artwork, some realistic, some impressionistic, some drawings, some paintings, all done from life.