Art Instruction

 
John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, Near Fine to Fine pages in Near Fine binders. Pages are clean but have slight age toning and edgewear. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The binders are lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949-1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 1552 pages, 23 color plates and over 4000 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binders, English

This is not the Famous Artists School Course you are familiar with (24 lessons in 3 binders), this is the Advanced Course. In the advanced course,...

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Harold Von Schmidt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Very Good+ to Near Fine in a Near Fine binder. All the pages are present. Pages are clean. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress and two ringholes are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is lightly worn a, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Famous Artists Cartoon Course
  $700.00
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Near Fine in Near Fine binders (a clean, bright, unused se, Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1965, 14 inches, 12 inches, 550 pages, 1000s of black & white illustrations, Hardcover, Custom binders, English

The Famous Artists School added a second correspondence course in 1956: The Famous Artists Cartoon Course! The faculty was composed of Rube Goldberg ,...

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Robert Fawcett, Fawcett, Robert, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only very light wear. The tracing paper page and two color plates are Fine. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile , Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 174 pages, 306 black & white illustrations, 2 color plates, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

A very sharp copy of this rare and sought-after volume. "America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Fine. Pages are clean. Ringholes are clean. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. Lacking the binder., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Robert Fawcett, Fawcett, Robert, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only light wear. The tracing paper page and one color plate have some wear along the edge. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, b, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 174 pages, 306 black & white illustrations, 2 color plates, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only very light wear. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is clean, showing only light wear., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Famous Artists Cartoon Course
  $600.00
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Near Fine in Near Fine binders (the pages are very clean, ringholes only show occasional wear, the first and last page of each binder have some toning, light scuffing and wear to the edges and seams of the binders), Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1956-60, 14 inches, 12 inches, 550 pages, 1000s of black & white illustrations, Hardcover, Custom binders, English


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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only mild to moderate wear, with a number of ringholes torn on the early pages. The binder is lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

This copy belonged to Edwin Eberman, with his name engraved on the binder. Together with Albert Dorne, Edwin Eberman was a co-founder of the Famous Artists...

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Fraser MacLean, MacLean, Fraser, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Chronicle, San Francisco, 2011, 2nd, 9.75 inches, 11.25 inches, 270 pages, over 400 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An out of print and quite scarce animation title. From the publisher: The art of animation layout takes center stage for the first time in this...

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Austin Briggs, Briggs, Austin, Very Good+ to Near Fine in a Very Good+ binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean but have age toning. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The ringholes on two pages are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is miss, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 2 color plates, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Harold Von Schmidt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Very Good to Fine pages in a Good binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some pages have mild edgewear and rust staining. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress, only a few pages have torn ringholes. The assignment sheet is presen, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Todd Polson, Maurice Noble, Polson, Todd, Noble, Maurice, Very Good+ in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped with boards peeking otherwise Fine, very tight, very sound), San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2013, 2nd, 9781452102948, 1452102945, 11.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

Out of print. From the publisher: This extraordinary volume examines the life and animation philosophy of Maurice Noble, the noted American...

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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG- (spine ends slightly frayed, upper corners mildly bumped, lower corners rubbed with boards peeking, otherwise very sound, tight, bright pages, dustjacket quite worn), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1961, 1st, cloth spine

Loomis' final and scarcest title . Contents: Unity, Simplicity, Design, Proportion, Color, Rhythm, Form, Texture, Values, Beauty of Subject, Technique. Two...

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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Near Fine in a Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean but have age toning. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress but none are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. , Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 + fold-out transparent page pages, 306 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Harold Von Schmidt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Near Fine to Fine pages. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The assignment sheet is missing but we have included a photocopy. The original maroon binder is missing. The pages are now in a new tr, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 black & white illustrations, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including the tracing paper foldout. Except for the first and last page which have some toning and wear, the pages are clean. Ringholes show only mild wear/stress. The one-page assignment sheet is m, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 pages, 306 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good+ binder. The binder is moderately worn along the edges and seams, and has a mild bump to the top of the spine., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

A complete copy with wear from use as well as storage (some folds and creases, torn or stressed ringholes, age toning, rust stains, other mild staining,...

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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Near Fine in Very Good binder. Except for the first page which has a small blue stain, the pages are clean with only slight toning. Ringholes show only very light wear and rust stains. The binder is worn., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 142 pages, 1 double-page color illustration and over 400 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Successful Drawing
  $300.00
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Andrew Loomis, Fine. A very crisp copy without dustjacket, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However, the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Scott Robertson, Robertson, Scott, #82 of 108 copies, each volume signed by Scott Robertson with a drawing. In addition, these copies have each been inscribed by Robertson., Fine in Near Fine slipcase (very light rubbing to the exterior), Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2006, 1st, 9.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 144+144 pages, over 1350 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The Drawthrough Limited Edition is an exclusive, two-volume limited edition set of both Start Your Engines and Lift Off from Design Studio Press. Richly...

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Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Norman, Near Fine in Very Good+ binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only light wear. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is lightly worn along the edges an, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 137 pages, 4 tipped-in color plates, over 400 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Very Good+ in Very Good+ binders (mild wear to binders, light edgewear to some pages, the ringholes of some pages have been neatly reinforced), Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1954, 14 inches, 12 inches, 750 pages, 5000 black & white illustrations, 24 pages in color, Hardcover, printed custom binders, English

This is the 1954 version of the course, focusing on mid-century Saturday Evening Post-style magazine illustration. The Famous Artists School was...


1960 Famous Artists Course
  $300.00
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Very Good+ (mild wear to binders, mild wear to pages, complete with lesson plates and assignment sheets), Westport, CT, Famous Artists Schools, 1960, 14 inches, 12 inches, 750 pages, over 2500 black & white illustrations, 38 pages in color, some tipped-in color plates, printed custom binders, English

This is the 1960 version of the course which began the classic illustration course's modification from classic SEP-style illustration to illustration &...

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John Atherton, Atherton, John, Very Good to Fine pages in a Good binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some pages have mild edgewear and rust staining. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress, only a few pages have torn ringholes. The assignment sheet is presen, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 166 pages, 3 color plates and over 400 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Very Good to Fine pages in a Good binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some pages have mild edgewear and rust staining. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress, only a few pages have torn ringholes. The assignment sheet is presen, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 + fold-out transparent page pages, 306 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Terryl Whitlatch, Whitlatch, Terryl, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2010, 1st, 9.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 160 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The scarce out-of-print hardcover printing of Terryl's first art book! This Mint copy is inscribed by the artist along with a charming color drawing of an...

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Stevan Dohanos, Dohanos, Stevan, Very Fine, Lacking the binder., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1950, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 86 pages, 1 color and 144 black & white illustrations, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG price-clipped dustjacket (corners lightly worn, 4 pages have had the upper corner folded over, some pages are wrinkled at the top edge from being paperclipped, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG (one corner lightly rubbed, other corners sharp, book is flat, tight, clean, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1970, 12th printing 1986, 0823015750, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 176 pages, Over 300 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Hogarth's third instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / Best personal regards / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91"...

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Dynamic Anatomy - Inscribed
  $225.00
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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (upper tips lightly bumped, otherwise crisp and sharp, dustjacket has two short closed tears), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1958, 11th printing 1984, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 232 pages, over 300 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's first instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / Warm personal regards / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91"...

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Successful Drawing
  $200.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+ (spine ends frayed, boards showing at bottom corners, interior clean & Fine), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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John Atherton, Atherton, John, Near Fine. The first five pages show light wear, the rest are Fine. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. Lacking the binder., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 166 pages, 3 color plates and over 400 black & white illustrations, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1965, 10th printing 1978, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, over 300 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's second instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / Hope you enjoy this / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91"...

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Drawing Dynamic Hands - Inscribed
  $195.00
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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1977, 4th printing 1984, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, over 300 illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's fourth instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / All fond wishes / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91" Hogarth...

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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1992, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, 200 two-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's sixth instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart Ng / With all good wishes / Burne Hogarth / May 94"...

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (mild shelfwear, corners rubbed but sharp, binding & interior very soun, Viking, New York, 1947, 2nd 1948, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 302 pages, well-illustrated in black & white, with 22 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

This 1948 second printing of the original edition is from the library of Disney and Dreamworks animator Pres Romanillos. His original sales receipt from...

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Fine, issued without dustjacket, Jordi Mila, Stone Wen, Mila, Stone Wen, Jordi, Page One, 2009, 1st, 8.5 inches, 11.9 inches, 200 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: All the sketches selected in this book are from real projects. It shows the whole complete design processes including the product...

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Fun With A Pencil
  $175.00
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Andrew Loomis, Fine/NF. A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth

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

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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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Progressive Anatomy
  $150.00
Fine, John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, 2006, 1st, 11 inches, 8.75 inches, 60 pages, black & white with 2 color plates, softcover, spiralbound wraps, English

This was the first of a series of inter-related art instruction books planned by Watkiss. (He self-published two additional small volumes: on key muscles...


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
  $125.00
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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
  $125.00
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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
  $125.00
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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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