Art Instruction

 
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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Maureen Johnson, Douglas A. Johnson, Johnson, Douglas A. Johnson, Maureen, Very Good+ (mild wear to the covers, corner tips slightly frayed, generally flat, tight, clean), Salem, NH, Live Model Books, 2006, 1st, 9780976457329, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, over 500 color photographs, softcover, wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: Artists can easily access the human form outside of the studio with this solid pictorial reference. More than 500...

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How to THINK when you WRITE!
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Robin Etherington, Lorenzo Etherington, Etherington, Robin, 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

By the Etherington Brothers. Written by Robin Etherington. Illustrated by Lorenzo Etherington. How to THINK when you WRITE is a 200 page full colour...

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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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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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Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield, Hahn, Don, Stanchfield, Walt, Near Fine (mild shelf wear, mild toning to the edges of the covers), Focal Press, Oxford, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, xviii, 403 pages, black & white with some color, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator...

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Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield, Hahn, Don, Stanchfield, Walt, Near Fine (mild shelf wear, mild toning to the edges of the covers), Focal Press, Oxford, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, xvi, 354 pages, black & white with some color, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator...

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Gene Byrnes, Byrnes, Gene, Very Good- ex-library copy (spine ends & corners worn, boards showing, pages toned, previous owner's name (artist Ruben B. Arizpe) written on the front free endpaper, binding & interior sound), Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1950, 2nd, 12.4 inches, 9.2 inches, 255 pages, over 1000 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"An encyclopedia of cartooning" with illustrations and contributions from 158 cartoonists. Byrnes follow-up to The Complete Guide to Drawing, Painting,...


Character Design Quarterly 17
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Very Fine, Worcestershire, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 9781912843299, 10.6 inches, 8.2 inches, 104 pages, color, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Inside this action-packed issue, we bring you a step-by-step tutorial from the talented Shannon Hallstein, who creates a cast of Las...

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George B. Bridgman, Bridgman, George B., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (small tears and light wear to the dustjacket), Weathervane, New York, 1979, 3rd, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 356 pages, over 1000 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Bridgman's classic, essential guide--with more than 1,000 drawings and 22 expert lessons on mastering the human figure from every angle. Bridgman's...

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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...


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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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How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way
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Stan Lee, John Buscema, Lee, Stan, Buscema, John, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1984, 67th 2019, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, 100s of black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

The iconic primer on the Marvel method. Featuring wonderful pencil art by John Buscema created specifically for this book. From the back cover: Stan...

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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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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Very Fine, Tamarac, FL, Poorhouse Press, 1990, 24th printing 2003, 9780961472818, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 164 pages, over 250 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Will Eisner's influential analysis of the form. This edition was published by Eisner's own company, Poorhouse Press, and contains the expansion added in...

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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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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, San Rafael, CA, Rocky Nook, 2021, 1st, 9781681987590, 7 inches, 5 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Muscled Bodies, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body....

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Character Design Quarterly 16
  $16.00
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Very Fine, Worcestershire, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 9781912843060, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is a lively, creative magazine bringing inspiration, expert insights, and leading techniques from...

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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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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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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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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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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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Painting Nature's Quiet Places
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Thomas Aquinas Daly, Daly, Thomas Aquinas, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1985, 2nd 1987, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, 135 color plates, hardcover, cloth, English

Subtitled: Conveying mood and a sense of place in your paintings. Shows examples of the author's landscapes and still lifes, offers advice on...

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Tanks and How to Draw Them...
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Terence Cuneo, Cuneo, Terence, Very Good+ (light wear, sharp corners), Studio, London, 1943, 1st revised 1945, 6.8 inches, 5.5 inches, 64 pages, 86 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A scarce--and fascinating--title in the Studio's excellent How to Draw series. First published in 1943, it was revised and reprinted in 1945 to incorporate...

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Character Design Quarterly 15
  $16.00
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Very Fine, 3dtotal Publishing, Worcester, 2021, 1st, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: Issue 15 is unashamedly packed with romance, magic, and fantasy. You'll discover an incredible cast of characters, each with their...

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The Student's Guide to Painting
  $50.00
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Jack Faragasso, Faragasso, Jack, Very Good in Good dustjacket (mild foxing on the endpapers and first and last pages, spine slightly cocked, otherwise a very sound copy, dustjacket missing pieces), North Light, Westport, CT, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, 83 color and 53 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"Here are the principles of painting and color as taught by Frank J. Reilly in his memorable teaching career at the Art Students League of New York." The...

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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:...


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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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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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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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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Character Design Quarterly 14
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-912843-04-6, 191284303X, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: On the pages of issue 14, discover a collection of fascinating artwork, interviews, and tutorials from some of the industry's finest...

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 9781681985404, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Joint forms and muscular functions, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a mechanical view of the human body. In...

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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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Milton Glaser, Glaser, Milton, Very Fine, Hudson, NY, Princeton Architectural Press, 2020, 1st, 9781616899615, 9.7 inches, 7 inches, 168 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Design legend Milton Glaser demystifies his creative process in this thoughtful collection of illustrations showing his journey from...

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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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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 9781681985398, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Hands and feet, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body. In...

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 9781681985046, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Fat and Skin Folds, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body....

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Character Design Quarterly 12
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Light bump to the top of the spine otherwise Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-912843-02-2, 1912843021, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: Crafted by a selection of the industry's best and brightest; adorable creatures, kooky aliens, and an array of more personable...

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Character Design Quarterly 13
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-912843-04-6, 191284303X, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: This issue's selection of industry specialists paints a vivid world filled with colorful characters, emotive anthropomorphic cats,...

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Graphite 10
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2018, 1st, 1909414735, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 10 is the final...

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Graphite 9
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 201, 1st, 1909414719, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, French wraps, English

GRAPHITE features inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 09 features a cover by respected painter...

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Morpho: Anatomy for Artists
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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, San Rafael, CA, Rocky Nook, 2018, 9781681983745, 1681983745, 8.2 inches, 6 inches, 320 pages, over 1000 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

This was a bestseller for us in the original French edition! Now it is available in English! From the publisher: In this book, Michel Lauricella...

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 1681984482, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: This small, portable book presents a unique perspective on the human body for artists to study and implement in their drawing work....

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, San Rafael, CA, Rocky Nook, 2019, 9781681984520, 1681984520, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: This book provides a simplified and practical vision of the human skeleton to help you in your drawing studies. Here you will find...

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