Art Instruction

 
Fun with a Pencil
  $40.00
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Very Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2013, 1st thus, 9780857687609, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 120 pages, black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

A brand-new reprinting of Loomis' famous first instructional volume. Fabulous reproduction of the 1939 original. From the publisher: Andrew Loomis...

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I'd Love to Draw
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Small remainder mark next to spine otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Titan, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

A new Andrew Loomis book! Full of never before seen drawings by the famed Chicago school illustrator! Published for the first time, I'd Love To Draw is...

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Creative Illustration
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 302 pages, approx. 300 black & white illustrations, with 17 pages in color, Hardcover, boards, English

Andrew Loomis' crowning achievement was this thick volume: the best of all his instruction books. Advanced concepts in picture-making for editorial or...

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How to Draw
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Scott Robertson with Thomas Bertling, Robertson with Thomas Bertling, Scott, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2013, 978-1-933492-73-5, 11 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

Video preview of associated free app: How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the...

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Emil A. Gruppe, Gruppe, Emil A., Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (upper corners lightly bumped, dustjacket lightly shelfrubbed, spine sunned), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1977, 2nd, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 152 pages, 48 color plates, 160 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

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Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 9784756249586, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A stunning collection of scenes and background illustrations from popular anime and manga creators The beauty of the scenes and...

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Very Fine in a Fine dustjacket, PIE International, Japan, 2019, 9784756251497, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This third book in the background illustration series takes us on a sentimental journey through the scenes of our most cherished...

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Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 9784756249661, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A beautiful collection of fantasy scenes from popular anime, manga and game creators Have you ever imagined living in the fantasy...

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Mary McClung, McClung, Mary, Fine, Routledge, London, 2016, 9781138016439, 9 inches, 9 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations and photographs, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet,...

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Djamila Knopf, Knopf, Djamila, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 9781912843213, 11.5 inches, 8.9 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Illustrator Djamila Knopf leads us through her world, where anime-influenced characters, exquisite settings, and the process of...

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Eliza Ivanova, Ivanova, Eliza, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 978-1-912843-08-4, 13 inches, 9.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Eliza Ivanova explains her approach and technique in this instructional book. A nice companion to her sketch/art book Raw Material. From the publisher:...

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Painting Portraits
  $45.00
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Everett Raymond Kinstler, Fine/NF, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Watson-Guptill, 1971, 1st, cloth

Contents: 1. Materials and Tools  2. Setting Up the Studio 3. Your Attitude Toward the Portrait 4. Preparing the Composition ...

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Painting People
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Burt Silverman, Silverman, Burt, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (previous owner's rubber stamp on the front free endpaper, long vertical crease and wrinkles to rear free endpaper, corners sharp, interior clean, dustjacket edges severely worn), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1977, 1st, 0823038157, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates and 42 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"A noted painter describes and demonstrates his methods in oil, pastel, and watercolor." A biography, seven full-color step-by-step demonstrations and a...

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How to Render
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Scott Robertson, Robertson, Scott, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2014, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This book is about the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity; the focus is firmly on helping to improve visual understanding...

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Harry Dreve Schorr, VG (covers slightly soiled, corners rubbed), Schorr, Harry Dreve, np, circa 1950, 1st, cloth, English

Another book filled with beautiful advertising layout roughs by Schorr.

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Understanding Comics (Signed)
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Scott McCloud, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine, McCloud, Scott, Kitchen Sink Press, 1993, 2nd, pictorial boards

"Take a magic carpet ride through the hidden worlds of comics storytelling. Witness a history more than 3,000 years old. Explore the secrets between the...

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Hikaru Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hikaru, Fine in Fine dustjacket (binding tight, pages flat), Graphic Sha Publishing, Tokyo, 2005, 1st English language printing, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 240 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: While one would think undergarments are standard fixtures on manga characters, they can be unexpectedly tricky for artists to draw....

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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Marvel, 2019, 1st, 9781302913144, 11.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 200 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Artists of Marvel Studios Visual Development: Ryan Meinerding, Charlie Wen, Andy Park, Phil Saunders, Jackson Sze, Rodney Fuentebella, Anthony...

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Fly in the Room Anatomy
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Near Fine, John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, 2008, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 74 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

John Watkiss' Fly in the Room Anatomy is a cross between a pictorial book and an instructive book. "Imagine you are a fly in the room with the ability to...

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Nancy Beiman, Beiman, Nancy, Signed and dated 2013 by the artist, Near Fine (light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Focal Press, New York, 2013, 9780240818788, 10.125 inches, 7.125 inches, xiv+344 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Successful storyboards and poignant characters have the power to make elusive thoughts and emotions tangible for audiences. Packed...

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Harvey Dinnerstein, VF/NF, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, cloth

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings. "Harvey Dinnerstein: Artist at Work offers an intimate look at how a...

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Robert Vickrey: Artist At Work
  $70.00
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Robert Vickrey, Vickrey, Robert, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (tear and chip to front panel of dustjacket), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979, 1st, 12.4 inches, 9.4 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates, 25 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Robert Vickrey was one of the leading modern artists working in the ancient medium of egg tempera (another was Andrew Wyeth). Here are Vickrey's "Advanced...

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Jefferson Machamer, VG+ (corners lightly bumped otherwise bright & clean), Machamer, Jefferson, Greenberg, 1946, 1st, cloth

"Laugh And Draw With Jefferson Machamer, who shows you how to create and sell comic art." A really fun and lively cartoon instruction book. Machamer was a...

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Henry Pitz, Pitz, Henry, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good (tail of the spine bumped, lower corners slightly bent inward), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1947, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, xiv, 146 pages, 203 illustrations, 19 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

This copy is from the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of...

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (upper corner bumped, other corners sharp, moderate wear to edge of dustjacket with numerous small tears), Bonanza, New York, circa 1947, 1st thus, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 302 pages, black & white, with 22 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

Available in a modern reprint, this is a very attractive copy of an early printing with better reproduction: The gradations of grey in the black &...

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Fly in the Room Anatomy
  $75.00
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Very Fine, John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, 2008, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 74 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

John Watkiss' Fly in the Room Anatomy is a cross between a pictorial book and an instructive book. "Imagine you are a fly in the room with the ability to...

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Hans P. Bacher, Sanatan Suryavanshi, Hans P. Bacher, Bacher, Sanatan Suryavanshi, Hans P., Bacher, Hans P., Corners lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Laurence King, London, 2018, 9781786272201, 8.7 inches, 11.3 inches, 240 pages, over 700 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

With over 40 years in the industry, production designer Hans P Bacher is acknowledged as one of the legends in animation film design. Bacher has...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
  $80.00
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Very Good+/Very Good+ (mild fraying and bumping to the upper corners, otherwise book is very clean and brigh, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 7th 1970, Hardcover, cloth, English

Recently reprinted by Titan, this is the original publisher's edition with far superior reproduction of the many pencil drawings. Loomis provides detailed...

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Brushwork for the Oil Painter
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Emil A. Gruppe, Gruppe, Emil A., Fine in Fine dustjacket (a clean unread copy, dustjacket slightly shelfrubbed), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1983, 2nd, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, 150 color plates, 20 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This is the "New Revised Edition" of Brushwork (published in 1977) with nearly all new paintings. Whereas the first edition only had 24 pages in color,...

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Jefferson Machamer, VG+ (corners rubbed, bookplate on front end paper, previous owner's signature of half-title page), Machamer, Jefferson, Greenberg, 1946, 1st, cloth

"Laugh And Draw With Jefferson Machamer who shows you how to create and sell comic art." A really fun and lively cartoon instruction book. Machamer was a...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
  $90.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG+ (mild fraying and bumping to the corners, binding & interior very soun, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 6th 1970, cloth

Loomis provides detailed instruction on creating idealized features and faces in the "Chicago advertising art" style of Sundblom and Gil Elvgren . This...

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Joe Kubert, Kubert, Joe, #1247 of 1500 hardcover copies signed by Kubert, Near Fine (light bump to the head of the spine, covers lightly rubbed) issued without dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1999, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, over 150 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Basically, How to Draw Comics the Kubert Way. Learn how to draw super heroes from the legendary writer/illustrator Joe Kubert. The man that helped define...

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Jack Katz, Katz, Jack, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Berkeley, Windcast, 2005, 1st, 9780977292608, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 152 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, cloth spine, wraps, English

Inscribed on the copyright page "To Kurt / Best Wishes / Jack Katz 2007" with a pencil drawing of the head and torso of a nude man. The writer and...

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Loish (Lois van Baarle), Loish (Lois van Baarle), #3866 of the First Printing, Very Fine in Fine slipcase, Worcester, 3DTotal Publishing, 2016, 1st, 978-1909414280, 190941428X, 10.4 inches, 10.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, wraps, English

This was the Kickstarter copy which comes with a deck of playing cards and a bookmark. The book itself is a first printing and individually numbered....

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Scott Robertson, Robertson, Scott, Limited to 1000 hardcover copies. This copy has been inscribed by Scott Robertson with a drawing of a spaceship., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to top edge of dustjacket,, Culver City, Design Studio Press, 2006, 1st, 9781933492629, 9.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 144 pages, over 700 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The Hardcover Edition limited to 1000 copies. This copy has been inscribed by Scott Robertson with a drawing of a race car. From the Publisher: from...

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Nick Meglin, Meglin, Nick, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine in Fine dustjacket (lower tips very lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1969, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.2 inches, 160 pages, 132 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin"...

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David Stone Martin, Martin, David Stone, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine (very light wear), New York, Grumbacher, 1973, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, 28 pages, 61 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps

From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin"...

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How to THINK when you DRAW Vol. 2
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Lorenzo Etherington, Etherington, Lorenzo, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bristol, The Etherington Brothers, 2019, 8.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 200 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: How to THINK when you DRAW is a 200 page full colour hardback book measuring 8.5" by 8.5". The book collects together MASSES of my...

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How to THINK when you DRAW Vol. 3
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Lorenzo Etherington, Etherington, Lorenzo, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bristol, The Etherington Brothers, 2020, 8.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 200 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: How to THINK when you DRAW is a 200 page full colour hardback book measuring 8.5" by 8.5". The book collects together MASSES of my...

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Figure Drawing For All It's Worth
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Andrew Loomis, NF/VG+ (upper corner lightly bumped, other three corners sharp, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1943, 29th 1978, cloth spine

"A book of Fundamentals for an Artistic Career." "Salable drawing must be good drawing, convincing and appealing, and Mr. Loomis drills his readers on the...

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Diane Thorne, NF/VG+ (mild edge wear to dust jacket), Thorne, Diane, Watson-Guptill, 1950, 1st, cloth, English

Thorne's second book on drawing dogs is a more detailed and in-depth treatment on the subject - with little or no overlap with its 1940 predecessor.

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Pen Drawing And Pen Draughtsmen
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Joseph Pennell, NF (light shelfwear, neat previous owner's name on front free end paper), Pennell, Joseph, MacMillan, 1920, 1st, cloth

"Pen drawing and pen draughtsmen, their work and their methods: a study of the art today with technical suggestions by Joseph Pennell N.A." A survey of...

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Understanding Comics
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#635 of 750 copies signed by the artist, VF, Scott McCloud, McCloud, Scott, Kitchen Sink Press, 1993, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

"Take a magic carpet ride through the hidden worlds of comics storytelling. Witness a history more than 3,000 years old. Explore the secrets between the...

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Derek Thompson, Thompson, Derek, Fine DVD in Near Fine case (plastic sleeve of DVD case has small tear on bottom edge, some scuffs on surface of plastic sleeve), Gnomon Workshop, Hollywood, 2007, 1-59762-865-4, 7.5 inches, 5.5 inches, English

From the publisher: In this expansive demonstration, concept and story artist Derek Thompson takes you through his storyboarding process using Adobe...

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The Art of Stop-Motion Animation
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Ken A. Priebe, Priebe, Ken A., Very Fine, Boston, Course Technology PTR, 2006, 1st, 978-1598632446, 7.5 inches, 9 inches, 344 pages, 100s of color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: Through the magic of stop-motion animation, inanimate objects seem to spring to life. With true artistic passion and finesse, a...

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Burton Silverman, Silverman, Burton, Inscribed by the artis, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Madison Square Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 157 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

This book is a retrospective of 25 years of work, containing 137 reproductions of his work, 88 full color plates. On each page, Silverman talks about his...

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Fun With A Pencil
  $150.00
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Andrew Loomis, NF/NF (light shelfwear to bottom corners otherwise Fine, two short tears to very clean dustjacket) . A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth spine

An incredibly clean copy of Loomis' first book: a "how to draw" book with basic and intermediate instruction.

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Gerald Ackerman, Charles Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Ackerman, Gerald, Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Charles, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Paris, ACR Edition, 2007, 1st, 9782867701665, 10.75 inches, 9.75 inches, 336 pages, over 196 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the back cover: This book is a complete reprint of the fabled but rare Drawing Course (Cours de Dessin) of Charles Bargue and Jean-Léon...

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