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Great Drawings of Nudes: 45 Works

by Carol Belanger Grafton

This volume offers an impressive sampling of life drawings by 45 of the art world's greatest masters. From Albrecht Dürer's 15th-century brush-and-ink drawing of Female Nude, Seen from the Back and Modigliani's mixed media presentation of Caryatid to splendid drawings by Raphael, Rubens, van Dyck, Hogarth, Constable, Ingres, Gauguin, Matisse, and 35 other outstanding artists, these carefully selected plates display the varying styles and traditions of drawing the human figure over five centuries. Of great value to students and artists, this collection will be welcomed by museum-goers and lovers of fine art everywhere.

The Story of Hercules

by Bob Blaisdell

Battles with fire-breathing monsters and journeys to the ends of the earth and beyond are related by the legendary strongman himself in this easy-to-read account of the path to immortality. Hercules regales young readers with accounts of his spectacular exploits in a mythological world of gods, centaurs, dragons, and many other captivating creatures.

Great Self-Portraits

by Carol Belanger Grafton

What does a self-portrait tell us about the artist? Readers are invited to find out in this unique addition to Dover's popular Art Library Series. Drawings in pen, ink, and charcoal, as well as etchings and engravings, encompass 45 splendid self-portraits. Subjects range from such 15th-century artists as Gentile Bellini, Leonardo da Vinci, and Albrecht Dürer to a host of 19th-century masters: James Whistler, Auguste Rodin, Vincent van Gogh, Berthe Morisot, Aubrey Beardsley, and many more. Among the other artists depicted here is the avid self-portraitist Rembrandt van Rijn, in one of his trademark hats, along with Peter Paul Rubens, Francisco de Goya, William Blake, and Camille Pissarro. Artists, art historians and art lovers will enjoy discovering the emotions, character traits, and nuances of personality revealed in these masterly self-portraits.

Say It in Finnish

by Dover

Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.

Say It in Japanese

by Dover

Compact and comprehensive, this handy guide belongs in the pocket of every traveler. Built to hold up to years of use, it offers the easiest method ever devised for quickly finding the words, phrases, and sentences you need to communicate clearly. The book features over 2,200 up-to-date entries for any occasion; simple pronunciation transcriptions; numbered and indexed entries; quick word substitutions; and a handy bilingual glossary.

Modern Artists on Art: Second Enlarged Edition

by Robert L. Herbert

This rich, readable anthology contains 17 unabridged essays by some of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators. Chosen for their intrinsic quality and documentary value by editor Robert L. Herbert -- Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke College -- the essays are presented in their entirety to allow the fullest possible expression of their authors' ideas.Ranging in tone from questing to contentious, the pieces encompass a broad spectrum of forceful artistic opinion and theory -- from Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger's 1912 presentation of Cubist theory to Henry Moore's three brief essays, three decades later, on sculpture and primitive art. Among other contributions are the reminiscences of Kandinsky; Le Corbusier and Ozenfant on Purism; Klee on modern art; Mondrian on plastic art; and Beckmann describing his painting. Essays by Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, and Fernand Léger, added to this second edition, have expanded the anthology considerably and extended its range to include Dada, Surrealism, and the "machine esthetic."Described by the Canadian Forum as "an excellent collection of carefully selected essays by some of the most significant spokesmen among Modern artists," these challenging essays not only will provide much food for thought for art historians and theorists but also will be a smorgasbord of continuing inspiration for all artists and art students -- whether or not they are devotees of "modern" art.

Masterpieces of Eighteenth-Century French Ironwork: With Over 300 Illustrations

by F. Contet

This magnificent display of all 166 plates from an extremely rare set of portfolios depicts scores of examples of the ironworker's art, among them beautiful gates, balustrades, balcony railings, window grilles, church screens, and lantern holders. A superb collection of royalty-free images for use by designers, architecture enthusiasts, and lovers of antiques.

Fanciful Victorian Initials: 1,142 Decorative Letters from "Punch"

by Carol Belanger Grafton

Rich compendium of capital letters selected from venerable British humor magazine. Astonishing wit, invention, draughtsmanship in letters drawn by Tenniel, Leech, Sambourne, Doyle, other Victorian masters. Historic calligraphy; topical, political, literary allusions; animals, plants, many other motifs. All copyright-free. Inexhaustible graphic inspiration.

The Book of Ancient Wisdom: Over 500 Inspiring Quotations from the Greeks and Romans

by Bill Bradfield

"Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable."--Cicero"Nowadays, flattery wins friends, truth hatred."--TerenceMemorable quotes from Socrates, Euripides, Plutarch, Sophocles, Marcus Aurelius, and other ancient poets, playwrights, statesmen, and philosophers fill the pages of this handy collection of wit and wisdom. Their subjects touch all aspects of human life: adversity, contentment, courage, death, generosity, greed, love, procrastination, self-discipline, war, and peace. An appendix provides brief biographies of the contributors and a pronunciation guide to the Greek and Roman names.A handy aid for speech writers and public speakers, these thoughtful, sagacious words of advice from the best minds of bygone civilizations still ring true in the twenty-first century.

Authentic Victorian Stencil Designs

by Carol Belanger Grafton

124 authentic stencil patterns for ready use by today's artists, craftsmen, designers, decorators, and students.

Japanese Love Poems: Selections from the Manyoshu

by Evan Bates

Known as the "Collection of Myriad Leaves," or the "Collection for a Myriad Ages," the Manyoshu is Japan's most significant early anthology of poetry. The poems date from the eighth century and earlier, and their simplicity and sincerity offer glimpses of a literary culture beginning to define itself.The Manyoshu is virtually silent on the topics of war and the martial spirit; explorations of the many forms of love, however, appear throughout the collection's more than 4,000 poems. The poems selected for this volume comprise paeans to conjugal love, celebrations of intense filial piety and the love between brothers and sisters, descriptions of the fierce competition for spouses, and tributes to forbidden attachments. The Manyo poets wrote in a primitively vital and sensuous language as they experimented with form and subject.

The Theory of Matrices in Numerical Analysis

by Alston S. Householder

This text explores aspects of matrix theory that are most useful in developing and appraising computational methods for solving systems of linear equations and for finding characteristic roots. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, it assumes an understanding of the general principles of matrix algebra, including the Cayley-Hamilton theorem, characteristic roots and vectors, and linear dependence.An introductory chapter covers the Lanczos algorithm, orthogonal polynomials, and determinantal identities. Succeeding chapters examine norms, bounds, and convergence; localization theorems and other inequalities; and methods of solving systems of linear equations. The final chapters illustrate the mathematical principles underlying linear equations and their interrelationships. Topics include methods of successive approximation, direct methods of inversion, normalization and reduction of the matrix, and proper values and vectors. Each chapter concludes with a helpful set of references and problems.

Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations

by R. C. Bell

There are many authoritative books on card games and chess, but only a handful on the dozens of other games known to mankind. This excellent handbook by R. C. Bell is a basic reference to board and table games from around the world, and one of the two or three finest books ever written on the subject. Originally published in two volumes in the 1960's, it is now available for the first time in a corrected, one-volume edition.Mr. Bell's encyclopedic work provides the rules and methods of play for 182 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'I (Go), backgammon, Wari, Continental draughts, Pachisi, Japanese chess, Bidou, Domino Loo, Cribbage, and many others. Volume one is divided into chapters devoted to race games, war games, games of position, Mancala games, dice games, and domino games; volume two follows the same arrangement and then proceeds to games with numbers, card games requiring boards, and games requiring manual dexterity. Additional information is furnished on making boards and pieces, and on gaming-counters.Game players, toymakers, and historians of culture will welcome this guided tour of games from Egypt, Meso-America, the Orient, India, Persia, Rome, Africa, Victorian England, and many other societies. Over 300 illustrations, both photographs and line drawings, add an illuminating counterpoint to the text.

Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving (Second Revised Edition)

by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

This practical, easy-to-follow-guide--newly revised and updated--offers food shoppers an attractive, high-quality alternative to high-priced, overprocessed, and undernourishing foods. Virtually everything you need to know about home canning is here: how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red meats, and seafoods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented foods, and pickled vegetables; how to test jar seals, identify and handle spoiled canned foods, prepare foods for special diets, and much more. Also included are scores of simply written recipes that enable even beginners to prepare such taste-tempting dishes as smoked fish, turkey-tamale pie, chicken croquettes, Mexican tomato sauce, strawberry-rhubarb pie, chile con carne, apple butter, pickled sweet green tomatoes, and a peach-pineapple spread. Easy-to-follow directions make canning simple even for those who have never tried it. Nothing is assumed! Every step, every detail is carefully explained and has been thoroughly tested by government experts.

Wave Phenomena

by Dudley H. Towne

This excellent undergraduate-level text emphasizes optics and acoustics, covering inductive derivation of the equation for transverse waves on a string, acoustic plane waves, boundary-value problems, polarization, three-dimensional waves and more. With numerous problems (solutions for about half). "The material is superbly chosen and brilliantly written" -- Physics Today. Problems. Appendices.

Fundamental Formulas of Physics, Volume One

by Donald H. Menzel

The republication of this book, unabridged and corrected, fills the need for a comprehensive work on fundamental formulas of mathematical physics. It ranges from simple operations to highly sophisticated ones, all presented most lucidly with terms carefully defined and formulas given completely. In addition to basic physics, pertinent areas of chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, biology, and electronics are also included.This is no mere listing of formulas, however. Mathematics is integrated into text, for the most part, so that each chapter stands as a brief summary or even short textbook of the field represented. The book, therefore, fills other needs than the primary function of reference and guide for research. The student will find it a handy review of familiar fields and an aid to gaining rapid insight into the techniques of new ones.The teacher will study it as a useful guide to a broad concept of physics. The chemist, astronomer, meteorologist, biologist, and engineer will not only derive valuable aid from their special chapters, but will understand how their specialty fits into the large scheme of physics.Vol. 1 chapter titles: Basic Mathematical Formulas, Statistics, Nomograms, Physical Constants, Classical Mechanics, Special Theory of Relativity, The General Theory of Relativity, Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics, Boundary Value Problems in Mathematical Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Kinetic Theory of Gases: Viscosity, Thermal Conduction, and Diffusion, Electromagnetic Theory, Electronics, Sound and Acoustics.Vol. 2 chapter titles: Geometrical Optics, Physical Optics, Electron Optics, Molecular Spectra, Atomic Spectra, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear Theory, Cosmic Rays and High-Energy Phenomena, Particle Accelerators, Solid State, Theory of Magnetism, Physical Chemistry, Basic Formulas of Astrophysics, Celestial Mechanics, Meteorology, Biophysics.

Tales of the North American Indians

by Stith Thompson

Wide-ranging, representative sampling of myths and legends collected from a diversity of tribes contains nearly 100 stories of heroes, journeys to the other world, animal wives and husbands, tales borrowed from the Europeans, and even biblical subjects. Includes "The Woman Who Fell from the Sky" (Seneca), "The Star Husband" (Ojibwa), "The Bear-Woman" (Blackfoot), "Cinderella" (Zuñi), "Making the Princess Laugh" (Micmac), "Crossing the Red Sea" (Cheyenne), and scores more.

Selections from the Journals

by Walter Harding Henry David Thoreau

Noted Thoreau scholar offers rich selection of favorite excerpts from voluminous Journals. Masterly meditations on man, society, nature and many other subjects--expressed with verve and vigor in some of the most poetic prose in American literature. Perfect introduction to the great naturalist and his thought. Introduction.

H. D. Thoreau, a Writer's Journal

by Laurence Stapleton

Timeless observations on the craft of writing, taken from Thoreau's journals--conditions required, method of creation, ideals and purpose of his art, etc. Also, experiments in style which culminated in Thoreau's classic Walden. Foreword. Introduction. Selected Bibliography. Index.

The Three Musketeers: In Easy-To-Read-Type

by Alexandre Dumas

Swashbuckling novel, filled with high adventure, royal intrigue and romance, relates the escapades of D'Artagnan and his three friends -- Athos, Porthos and Aramis -- and their involvement in the secret plots of Cardinal Richelieu and his beautiful but treacherous spy, Lady de Winter. Specially adapted and illustrated for young readers.

The Story of Electricity: With 20 Easy-to-Perform Experiments

by George De Leon

Easy-to-follow instructions for performing 20 famous experiments that led to major discoveries in electricity and magnetism over the past 2,500 years. Safe, clearly illustrated projects involve compasses, batteries, electromagnets, thermocouples, generators, more. List of inexpensive, readily available materials. Grades 4-6.

Years with Frank Lloyd Wright: Apprentice to Genius

by Edgar Tafel

Insightful memoir by former apprentice presents a revealing portrait of Wright the man, the inspired teacher, the architect.

Lively Advertising Cuts of the Twenties and Thirties: 1,102 Illustrations of Animals, Food and Dining, Children, etc.

by Leslie Cabarga Marcie Mckinnon

This comprehensive anthology of graphic cuts -- created by talented artists decades ago -- offers today's professional illustrators and commercial artists a wealth of engaging designs. Suitable for a vast number of advertisements and announcements, for use on greeting cards and menus, as well as for a host of craft projects, these attractive cuts will be indispensable to anyone wanting to add a nostalgic touch to a project or assignment.Painstakingly selected from magazines, newspapers, books, and catalogs of the 1920s and 30s, here are over 1,000 distinctive, boldly outlined drawings and silhouettes. They embrace a wide variety of categories:Food and dining: restaurant scenes, delicatessen counters, shopping baskets filled with food, plates of mouth-watering desserts, waiters and waitressesAmusements: magicians, fortune-tellers, card tricksChildren's activities: fishing, flying kites, reading, running, jumping ropeWomen's fashions: hairstyles, hats, furs, jewelryAnimals: dogs, cats, cows, sheep, chickens... and much, much more.Casual browsers will be delighted with the volume's engaging visual commentary on early twentieth-century American life. Artists and illustrators looking for royalty-free graphics filled with period charm will find them in this extensive collection.

Optical and Geometrical Allover Patterns

by Jean Larcher

The seventy original optical and geometrical allover patterns in this book have been created by Jean Larcher, one of today's leading French graphic artists. He uses circles, squares, curves, lines, and angles in a myriad of ways, creating some of the most fascinating, innovative patterns ever. The dynamic quality of each design is vibrantly clear. Grouped thematically are dazzling circles, popping squares, shimmering angles, emerging dots, receding diamonds, undulating waves. The visual illusions and movement produced are phenomenal, as some patterns recede, others advance, and still others appear to change size. Some are simple; some are startling and complex--but all are intriguing. Because these patterns repeat infinitely in all directions, they may be readily extended for graphics and design work on any scale. The designs may be reproduced just as they are, or cropped, enlarged, repeated, screened, overlaid, or reworked in any manner.

Bold Script Alphabets

by Dan X. Solo

Here's a book that every graphic artist and studio will want to have on hand. Noted typographer and print historian Dan X. Solo presents 100 complete, high-impact, copyright-free fonts in bold roman, italic, or cursive script. Almost all fonts come with lower- and upper-case alphabets, and almost all include numerals. Many also contain vignettes and/or various punctuation marks. Among these fonts is a great variety of densities and styles, providing artists with a maximum number of opportunities for creating the right look - from the elegant Adastra Royal to the commanding Elvira Bold Italic. Also available are Brandy Script, Derby, Discus Semibold, Fulton Sign, Gloriosky, Mardi Gras, Signwriter's Script, Veltro Bold, Brush, Diana Bold, Flash, Gillies Gothic, Lily Ann, Novelty Script, Swinger, Zorba Solid, and more than 80 other attractive fonts. This treasury of outstanding, yet immensely practical typefaces is ready for effective use in headlines, newsletters, on posters, signs, menus - all forms of print media.

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