Dover Books on Art
MASTERPIECES OF FURNITURE, Verna Cook Salomonsky.
Photographs and measured drawings of some of the finest ex¬
amples of Colonial American, 17th century English, Windsor,
Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Chippendale, Louis XIV, Queen Anne,
and various other furniture styles. The textual matter includes
information on traditions, characteristics, background, etc. of
various pieces. 101 plates. Bibliography. 224pp. 7% x 10%.
21381-1 Paperbound $4.50
PRIMITIVE ART, Franz Boas. In this exhaustive volume, a
great American anthropologist analyzes all the fundamental
traits of primitive art, covering the formal element in art, repre¬
sentative art, symbolism, style, literature, music, and the dance.
Illustrations of Indian embroidery, paleolithic paintings, woven
blankets, wing and tail designs, totem poles, cutlery, earthen¬
ware, baskets and many other primitive objects and motifs. Oyer
900 illustrations. 376pp. 5% x 8. 20025-6 Paperbound $3.95
AN INTRODUCTION TO A HISTORY OF WOODCUT, A. M.
Hind. Nearly all of this authoritative 2-volume set is devoted to
the 15th century—the period during which the woodcut came of
age as an important art form. It is the most complete compendium
of information on this period, the artists who contributed to it,
and their technical and artistic accomplishments. Profusely il¬
lustrated with cuts by 15th century masters, and later works
for comparative purposes. 484 illustrations. 5 indexes. Total of
xi 4-838pp. 5% x 81/2-Two-vols. 20952-0,20953-0 Paperbound.$12.00
A HISTORY OF ENGRAVING AND ETCHING, A. M. Hind.
Beginning with the anonymous masters of 15th century en¬
graving, this highly regarded and thorough survey carries you
through Italy, Holland, and Germany to the great engravers and
beginnings of etching in the 16th century, through the portrait
engravers, master etchers, practicioners of mezzotint, crayon
manner and stipple, aquatint, color prints, to modern etching
in the period just prior to World War I. Beautifully illustrated
—sharp clear prints on heavy opaque paper. Author’s preface.
3 appendixes. Ill illustrations, xviii -f- 487 pp. 5% x 81/2.
20954-7 Paperbound $6.00
ART STUDENTS’ ANATOMY, E. J. Farris. Teaching anatomy
by using chiefly living objects for illustration, this study has
enjoyed long popularity and success in art courses and home-
study programs. All the basic elements of the human anatomy
are illustrated in minute detail, diagrammed and pictured as they
pass through common movements and actions. 158 drawings,
photographs, and roentgenograms. Glossary of anatomical terms,
x -I- 159pp. 5% x 8%. 20744-7 Paperbound $2.75
COLONIAL LIGHTING, A. H. Hayward. The only book to cover
the fascinating story of lamps and other lighting devices in
America. Beginning with rush light holders used by the early
settlers, it ranges through the elaborate chandeliers of the Fed¬
eral period, illustrating 647 lamps. Of great value to antique
collectors, designers, and historians of arts and crafts. Revised
and enlarged by James R. Marsh, xxxi + 198pp. 5% x 8%.
20975-X Paperbound $3.50
Dover Books on Art
VASARI ON TECHNIQUE, G. Vasari. Pupil of Michelangelo,
outstanding biographer of Renaissance artists reveals technical
methods of his day. Marble, bronze, fresco painting, mosaics, en¬
graving, stained glass, rustic ware, etc. Only English translation,
extensively annotated by G. Baldwin Brown. 18 plates. 342pp.
5% x 8. 20717-X Paperbound $5.00
FOOT-HIGH LETTERS: A GUIDE TO LETTERING, M. Price.
28 151/2 x 221/4" plates, give classic Roman alphabet, one foot
high per letter, plus 9 other 2" high letter forms for each letter.
16 page syllabus. Ideal for lettering classes, home study. 28 plates
in box. 20238-9 $8.50
A HANDBOOK OF WEAVES, G. H. Oelsner. Most complete
book of weaves, fully explained, differentiated, illustrated. Plain
weaves, irregular, double-stitched, filling satins; derivative,
basket, rib weaves ; steep, broken, herringbone, twills, lace, tricot,
many others. Translated, revised by S. S. Dale; supplement on
analysis of weaves. Bible for all handweavers. 1875 illustrations.
410pp. 6% x 9%. 23169-0 Paperbound $5.00
JAPANESE HOMES AND THEIR SURROUNDINGS, E. S.
Morse. Classic describes, analyses, illustrates all aspects of tra¬
ditional Japanese home, from plan and structure to appoint¬
ments, furniture, etc. Published in 1886, before Japanese archi¬
tecture was contaminated by Western, this is strikingly modern
in beautiful, functional approach to living. Indispensable to every
architect, interior decorator, designer. 307 illustrations. Glossary.
410pp. 5% x 8%. 20746-3 Paperbound $4.50
THE DRAWINGS OF HEINRICH KLEY. Uncut publication of
long-sought-after sketchbooks of satiric, ironic iconoclast. Re¬
markable fantasy, weird symbolism, brilliant technique make
Kley a shocking experience to layman, endless source of ideas,
techniques for artist. 200 drawings, origihal size, captions trans¬
lated. Introduction. 136pp. 6 x 9. 20024-8 Paperbound $3.00
COSTUMES OF THE ANCIENTS, Thomas Hope. Beautiful,
clear, sharp line drawings of Greek and Roman figures in full
costume, by noted artist and antiquary of early 19th century.
Dress, armor, divinities, masks, etc. Invaluable sourcebook for
costumers, designers, first-rate picture file for illustrators, com¬
mercial artists. Introductory text by Hope. 300 plates. 6x9.
20021-3 Paperbound $4.50
EPOCHS.OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE ART, E. Fenollosa.
Classic study of pre-20th century Oriental art, revealing, as does
no other book, the important interrelationships between the art
of China and Japan and their history and sociology. Illustrations
include ancient bronzes, Buddhist paintings by Kobo Daishi,
scroll paintings by Toba Sojo, prints by Nobusane, screens by
Korin, woodcuts by Hokusai, Koryusai, Utamaro, Hiroshige and
scores of other pieces by Chinese and Japanese masters. Bio¬
graphical preface. Notes. Index. 242 illustrations. Total of lii +
439pp. plus 174 plates. 5% x 8%.
20364-6, 20265-4 Two-volume set, Paperbound $8.00