• Composition

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    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
  • The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

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    Scientist, painter, mechanical engineer, sculptor, thinker, city planner, storyteller, musician, architect — Leonardo da Vinci, builder of the first flying machine, was one of the great universal geniuses of Western civilization. His voluminous notebooks, the great storehouse of his theories and discoveries, are presented here in 1566 extracts that reveal the full range of Leonardo's versatile interest: all the important writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, astronomy, geography, topography, and other fields are included, in both Italian and English, with 186 plates of manuscript pages and many other drawings reproduced in facsimile size.
  • The Practice and Science of Drawing

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    Much of the learning to practice as well as to appreciate art is concerned with understanding the basic principles. One of these principles is what Harold Speed calls "dither," the freedom that allows realism and the artistic vision to play against each other. Very important to any artist or work of art, this quality separates the scientifically accurate from the artistically accurate. Speed's approach to this problem is now considered a classic, one of the few books from the early years of this century that has continued to be read and recommended by those in the graphic arts.
  • Drawing Cartoons & Comics for Dummies

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    An original American art form, comics thrill millions of peopleacross the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with experttips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummiesis a one-stop reference for creating and marketing originalcartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus on specificcharacters or themes, this thorough guide focuses instead onhelping aspiring artists master the basic building blocks ofcartoons and comics, revealing step by step how to createeverything from wisecracking bunnies to souped-up super villains.It also explores lettering and coloring, and offers expertmarketing advice. The book's color insert provides guidance on howto add color to cartoon creations.
  • How the Other Half Lives

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    How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York (1890) is an early publication of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It served as a basis for future "muckraking" journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle classes. This work inspired many reforms of working-class housing, both immediately after publication as well as making a lasting impact in today's society.
  • Figure Drawing

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    The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style.His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.
  • Art Of Drawing The Human Body

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    Budding artists can master the toughest and most treasured technique of all: portraying the beauty, grace, and personality of the human body. This wonderful tutorial, and a variety of inspiring sketches on every page, provide the solid technical foundation needed to depict every type of figure—young or old, male or female, standing, sitting, or in motion—and with style. Intricately detailed drawings, some with grids, help capture the correct proportions for head, torso, arms, and legs; add light and shadow for tonal depth; and create texture, volume, and expressive lines. A thorough study of the nude and the development of preliminary sketches make this an extraordinary value.
  • Motion pictures, 1940-1949

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    Motion pictures, 1940-1949 by Copyright Office Library of Congress
  • Modern French Masters

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    HE source of art is the fountain of Love: the T winged spirits, Painting, Sculpture, and Poetry, spring from it hand in hand. With affectionate leave takings and cries of joy at their liberation, they soar into space, the angel of Music out-winging the rest because of more lambent fibre, but She is no more vital nor pulsating than her sisters.