Dover Books on Art
AFRICAN SCULPTURE, Ladislas Segy. 163 full-page plates
illustrating masks, fertility figures, ceremonial objects, etc., of
50 West and Central African tribes—95% never before illus¬
trated. 34-page introduction to African sculpture. “Mr. Segy is
one of its top authorities,” NEW YORKER. 164 full-page photo¬
graphic plates. Introduction. Bibliography. 244pp. 6Vb x 9%.
20396-4 Paperbound $3.00
CALLIGRAPHY, J. G. Schwandner. First reprinting in 200
years of this legendary book of beautiful handwriting. Over 300
ornamental initials, 12 complete calligraphic alphabets, over
150 ornate frames and panels, 75 calligraphic pictures of cherubs,
stags, lions, etc., thousands of flourishes, scrolls, etc., by the
greatest 18th-century masters. All material can be copied or
adapted without permission. Historical introduction. 158 full-
page plates. 368pp. 9 x 13. 20475-8 Paperbound $6.00
DRAWINGS OF MUCHA, Alphonse Maria Mucha. 70 large-sized
illustrations (including 9 in full color) survey the surprisingly
cohesive expanse of Mucha’s draftsmanship. Original plans, ideas,
etc., for such works as “The Seasons,” famous poster for the St.
Louis World’s Fair, drawings of Sarah Bernhardt, etc. Adds
new power to the resurgence of critical acclaim for Mucha’s art.
75pp. 93/g x 1214. 23672-2 Paperbound $4.00
FRENCH OPERA POSTERS 1868-1930, Lucy Broido. 53 posters
(32 in full color) cover gaiety and epic passions of French opera
of La Belle Epoque. Chéret, Steinlen, Grasset and 30 other artists
create posters for Massenet, Offenbach, Delibes, Fauré, Février
and others. Introduction, extensive notes by Lucy Broido. 96pp.
93/8 x 1214. 23306-5 Paperbound $5.00
DESIGN FOR ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN, Louis Wolchonok.
Recommended for either individual or classroom use, this book
helps you to create original designs from things about you, from
geometric patterns, from plants, animals, birds, humans, land¬
scapes, manmade objects. “A great contribution,” N. Y. Society
of Craftsmen. 113 exercises with hints and diagrams. More than
1280 illustrations, xv + 207pp. 7% x 10%.
20274-7 Paperbound $4.00
HANDBOOK OF ORNAMENT, F. S. Meyer. One of the largest
collections of copyright-free traditional art: over 3300 line cuts
of Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th and
19th century art motifs (tracery, geometric elements, flower and
animal motifs, etc.) and decorated objects (chairs, thrones,
weapons, vases, jewelry, armor, etc.). Full text. 300 plates. 3300
illustrations. 562pp. 5% x 8. 20302-6 Paperbound $5.00
THREE CLASSICS OF ITALIAN CALLIGRAPHY, Oscar Ogg,
ed. Exact reproductions of three famous Renaissance calligraphic
works : Arrighi’s OPERINA and IL MODO, Tagliente’s LO
PRESENTE LIBRO, and Palatino’s LIBRO NUOVO. More than
200 complete alphabets, thousands of lettered specimens, in
Papal Chancery and other beautiful, ornate handwriting. Intro¬
duction. 245 plates. 282pp. 6% x 9%. 20212-7 Paperbound $4.00
Dover Books on Art
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH AMERICAN FOLK ART, H. J.
Kauffman. The originality and charm of this early folk art give
it a special appeal even today, and surviving pieces are sought
by collectors all over the country. Here is a rewarding introduc¬
tory guide to the Dutch country and its household art, concen¬
trating on pictorial matter—hex signs, tulip ware, weather vanes,
interiors, paintings and folk sculpture, rocking horses and chil¬
dren’s toys, utensils, Stiegel-type glassware, etc. “A serious,
worthy and helpful volume,” W. G. Dooley, N. Y. TIMES. In¬
troduction. Bibliography. 279 halftone illustrations. 28 motifs
and other line drawings. 1 map. 146pp. 7% x 103/,..
21205-X Paperbound $4.00
DESIGN AND EXPRESSION IN THE VISUAL ARTS, J. F. A.
Taylor. Here is a much needed discussion of art theory which
relates the new and sometimes bewildering directions of 20th
century art to the great traditions of the past. The first discus¬
sion of principle that addresses itself to the eye rather than to
the intellect, using illustrations from Rembrandt, Leonardo,
Mondrian, El Greco, etc. List of plates. Index. 59 reproductions.
5 color plates. 75 figures, x -\- 245pp. 53/8 x 81/2-
21195-9 Paperbound $3.50
THE ENJOYMENT AND USE OF COLOR, W. Sargent. Re¬
quiring no special technical know-how, this book tells you all
about color and how it is created, perceived, and imitated in art.
Covers many little-known facts about color values, intensities,
effects of high and low illumination, complementary colors, and
color harmonies. Simple do-it-yourself experiments and observa¬
tions. 35 illustrations, including 6 full-page color plates. New
color frontispiece. Index, x + 274 pp. 53/8 x 8.
20944-X Paperbound $3.50
STYLES IN PAINTING, Paul Zucker. By comparing paintings
of similar subject matter, the author shows the characteristics
of various painting styles. You are shown at a glance the differ¬
ences between reclining nudes by Giorgione, Velasquez, Goya,
Modigliani; how a Byzantine portrait is unlike a portrait by
Van Eyck, da Vinci, Dürer, or Marc Chagall; how the painting
of landscapes has changed gradually from ancient Pompeii to
Lyonel Feininger in our own century. 241 beautiful, sharp pho¬
tographs illustrate the text, xiv + 338 pp. 5% x 8%.
20760-9 Paperbound $4.00
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