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Worlds of Enchantment: The Art of Maxfield Parrish

by Maxfield Parrish & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Maxfield Parrish enjoyed tremendous popularity throughout the early decades of the twentieth century. Bruce Watson, writing in Smithsonian magazine, deemed Parrish the "comman man's Rembrandt." It's said that...


The Dance of Death

by Hans Holbein Dover Publications (September 11, 2013)

The most celebrated work of the 16th-century woodcut master, these 41 illustrations are a stark reminder of a dramatic motif: "Remember, you will die." Includes various quotations, depictions, and meditations...


Graphic Worlds of Peter Bruegel the Elder

by Pieter Bruegel & H. Arthur Klein Dover Publications (May 30, 2014)

Unique survey of best works by16th-century Flemish printmaker presents 64 engravings and one woodcut, each accompanied by an informative essay. Subjects include landscapes, ships and the sea, peasants, humor,...


The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, and music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional...


Treasury of American Pen & Ink Illustration 1881-1938

by Fridolf Johnson Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

Featuring 236 drawings by more than 100 artists, this survey of America's most beloved illustrators includes contributions from Edwin Austin Abbey, Maxfield Parrish, Charles Dana Gibson, and Rockwell Kent.


Songs of Innocence

by William Blake Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

The first and most popular of Blake's famous "Illuminated Books," in a facsimile edition reproducing all 31 brightly colored plates. Additional printed text of each poem.


Pen Drawing and Pen Draughtsmen: A Classic Survey of the Medium and Its Masters

by Joseph Pennell Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

In this comprehensive study of the art of drawing with a pen, artist and author Joseph Pennell underscores his highly opinionated "technical suggestions" with more than 400 exhilarating illustrations by masters...


Beardsley's Le Morte Darthur: Selected Illustrations

by Aubrey Beardsley Dover Publications (January 17, 2013)

Sixty-two splendid black-and-white illustrations from the volume that made Beardsley famous virtually overnight: floral and foliated openings, fauns and satyrs, initials, ornaments, and much more.


The Graphic Works of Odilon Redon

by Odilon Redon Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

A prominent Symbolist and a precursor to the Surrealists, Redon transformed common subjects into fantastic images, depicting serpents, skeletons, and monsters with a distinctive style of realism. 172 lithographs,...


101 Great Samurai Prints

by Utagawa Kuniyoshi & John Grafton Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Kuniyoshi was a master of the warrior woodblock print — and these 18th-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. Full-color portraits of renowned Japanese samurais pulse with movement, passion,...


The Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

by Gisele Díaz & Alan Rodgers Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

First republication of remarkable repainting of great Mexican codex, dated to ca. AD 1400. 76 large full-color plates show gods, kings, warriors, mythical creatures, and abstract designs. Introduction.


American Drawings and Prints: From Benjamin West to Edward Hopper

by Evan Bates Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

This handsome retrospective offers an affordable treasury of works by the nation's best and most popular artists, including Copley, Whistler, Eakins, Benton, Wood, and many others. 90 black-and-white illustrations....


The Art of the Woodcut: Masterworks from the 1920s

by Malcolm C. Salaman & David A. Beronä Dover Publications (January 16, 2013)

Worldwide survey of 1920s woodcuts features nearly 200 images — including an 8-page color insert — of landscapes, portraits, and book illustrations by noted artists. An informative narrative offers artistic...


Great Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth

by N. C. Wyeth & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

This full-color collection focuses on the artist's early and most popular illustrations, featuring more than 100 images from The Mysterious Stranger, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, The Boy's King Arthur, and other...


Rhythmic Form in Art

by Irma A. Richter Dover Publications (March 19, 2013)

In this captivating study, an influential scholar-artist offers timeless advice on shape, form, and composition for artists in any medium, illuminating the connections between art and science. 38 figures. 34...


Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer

by Albrecht Durer & Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Comprising images both sacred and secular, this modestly priced collection of works by the master of woodcut design features 85 black-and-white illustrations with brief captions.


A Manual of Historic Ornament

by Richard Glazier Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Hundreds of detailed illustrations depict painted pilasters from Pompeii, early Gothic stone carvings, a detail from a stained glass window in Canterbury Cathedral, more. Over 700 black-and-white illustrations,...


Boydell's Shakespeare Prints: 90 Engravings

by John Boydell & Josiah Boydell Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

This impressive collection of engravings illustrates A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and 26 other plays....


Bartlett's Classic Illustrations of America: All 121 Engravings from American Scenery, 1840

by W. H. Bartlett Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Extremely rare engravings after illustrations of mid-19th-century America by eminent English artist. Superb detailed views of Mount Vernon, Faneuil Hall in Boston, Niagara Falls, West Point, much more. All royalty-free....


The Vibrant Metropolis: 88 Lithographs

by George W. Bellows & Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Brilliantly executed, richly evocative works by one of the most popular American artists of the early 20th century include Nude in a Bed, Evening, In the Subway, Dempsey Through the Ropes, and Base Hospital....


The Secret Life of Salvador Dal

by Salvador Dali Dover Publications (May 13, 2013)

This startling early autobiography takes Dalí through his late 30s and "communicates the...total picture of himself (Dalí) sets out to portray" — Books. Superbly illustrated with over 80 photographs and...


50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship

by Salvador Dali Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Sensible artistic advice and lively personal anecdotes in rare important work by famed Surrealist. Filled with Dali's outrageous egotism and unconventional humor, insights into modern art and his own drawings...


Leonardo on the Human Body

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses — still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. 215 plates.


Rackham's Color Illustrations for Wagner's "Ring"

by Arthur Rackham & James Spero Dover Publications (June 04, 2013)

This edition of Rackham's images, widely regarded as the greatest representations of Wagner's drama, comprises 64 full-page color illustrations and 9 vignettes from Siegfried, The Twilight of the Gods, The Rhinegold,...


The Complete Engravings, Etchings and Drypoints of Albrecht Dürer

by Albrecht Durer Dover Publications (July 24, 2013)

Knight, Death and Devil; Melencolia I; St. Jerome in His Study, and more — all Dürer's known works in all three media, including 6 works formerly attributed to him. 120 plates.


Nielsen's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color

by Kay Nielsen Dover Publications (August 16, 2013)

Enchanting images from Nielsen's illustrations for the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Nordic fables from East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon. 59 illustrations.


The City: A Vision in Woodcuts

by Frans Masereel Dover Publications (May 13, 2013)

This graphic novel by an Expressionist master offers a stunning depiction of urban Europe between the world wars. First published in Germany in 1925, it presents 100 woodcuts of remarkable force and beauty.


Dulac's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color

by Edmund Dulac & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (June 04, 2013)

These 55 masterworks by one of the most influential illustrators of children's books include exquisite images for "The Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," "The Snow Queen," "The Real Princess," and other beguiling...


Engravings by Hogarth

by William Hogarth Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Rake's Progress, Harlot's Progress, Illustrations for Hudibras, Before and After, Beer Street, and Gin Lane, 96 more. Commentary by Sean Shesgreen.


150 Masterpieces of Drawing

by Anthony Toney Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Full-page reproductions of drawings from the early 15th century to the end of the 18th century, all beautifully reproduced: Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Dürer, Fragonard, Urs Graf, Wouwerman, and many others.


The Illustrations from the Works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels

by J. B. Saunders & Charles O’Malley Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

Definitive edition features 96 of the best plates from the great anatomist's Renaissance treasures. Reproduced from a rare edition, with a discussion of the illustrations, biographical sketch of Vesalius, annotations,...


Doré's Illustrations for the Fables of La Fontaine

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (December 27, 2012)

Magnificent illustrations for La Fontaine's witty Fables, with charming images of country folk and animal life, heroes from Greek mythology, and creatures from tales by Aesop. 84 full-page plates and 39 vignettes....


Van Gogh on Art and Artists: Letters to Emile Bernard

by Vincent Van Gogh Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

23 missives — written from 1887 to 1889 — radiate their author's impulsiveness, intensity, and mysticism. The letters are complemented by reproductions of van Gogh's major paintings. 32 full-page black-and-white...


Impressionist Prints of Childe Hassam

by Childe Hassam & Joseph S. Czestochowski Dover Publications (May 09, 2013)

94 black-and-white etchings, drypoints, and lithographs are representative works of famed painter-turned-printmaker whose art preserved a vanished American landscape and a genteel, middle-class way of life.


Painters of the Ashcan School: The Immortal Eight

by Bennard B. Perlman Dover Publications (June 28, 2012)

Lively, scholarly, beautifully illustrated study of the 8 artists who brought a compelling new realism to American painting, 1870 to 1913. Henri, Glackens, Sloan, Luks, 4 more. 142 black-and-white illustrations....


A Toulouse-Lautrec Sketchbook

by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

Toulouse-Lautrec produced art of striking originality and power. This little-known volume includes 85 of his most striking early efforts, the majority of them studies of horses.


Van Gogh Drawings: 44 Plates

by Vincent Van Gogh Dover Publications (June 18, 2012)

Choice drawings — from early impressions of peasant life to studies for Starry Night, other masterpieces. 44 black-and-white illustrations. Captions.


Flaxman's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

by John Flaxman Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

These 110 deceptively simple illustrations are the great achievement of English artist John Flaxman. Awash in pathos and recalling a classically Greek style, they have inspired such artists as Goya and Ingres....


Rodin on Art and Artists

by Auguste Rodin Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

In an intimate talk with his protégé, the sculptor offers candid, wide-ranging comments on the meaning of art; other famed artists; the relation of sculpture to poetry, painting, and music; more. 76 illustrations....


Graphic Works of Max Klinger

by Max Klinger Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Reproduced directly from original portfolio editions, these 74 etchings by a precursor of the Surrealist movement portray fantasies about love and death, sexual psychoses, fetish obsessions, and bizarre nightmares....


Great Goya Etchings: The Proverbs, The Tauromaquia and The Bulls of Bordeaux

by Francisco Goya & Philip Hofer Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

This lavish volume presents prints from The Proverbs, La Tauromaquia, and The Bulls of Bordeaux. Its 78 etchings recapture the incomparable grandeur of Goya's art as well as the major themes of his works.


The Rape of the Lock

by Aubrey Beardsley & Alexander Pope Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Current publication reproduces "ideal" 1896 edition in which text, typography, and illustration complement each other. Ten great illustrations capture the mock-heroic, delicate fancy of Pope's poem.


The Art of Fresco Painting in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

by Mrs. Mary P. Merrifield Dover Publications (April 11, 2012)

Recognized authority in the field discusses painting methods used by such masters as Alberti, Cennini, Vasari, and Borghini; also comments on causes of fresco destruction and how to restore works of art.


Great Drawings of Nudes: 45 Works

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

An impressive sampling of life drawings by 45 of the art world's greatest masters, from Dürer and Michelangelo to Modigliani and Derain. Other artists include Raphael, Rubens, Gauguin, Matisse, Rodin, and others....


The Chinese on the Art of Painting: Texts by the Painter-Critics, from the Han through the Ch'ing Dynasties

by Osvald Sirén Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Comments by noted landscapists, poet-painters, historians, and theoreticians; discussions of Ch'an Buddhism and its relation to painting; methods of study and aesthetic principles, more.


Great Self-Portraits

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Unique volume of 45 splendid self-portraits encompasses pen, ink, and charcoal renderings as well as etchings and engravings. Includes works by da Vinci, Dürer, Whistler, Rodin, van Gogh, Beardsley, and many...


The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

by James M. Whistler Dover Publications (October 12, 2012)

The great artist deflates Wilde, Ruskin, Swinburne, and inane critics. Whistler also discusses the aesthetics of the Impressionist.


The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

by Walter Pater Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

Pater's graceful essays discuss the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as...


Auguste Rodin

by Rainer Maria Rilke Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

In essays as revealing of their author as they are of their subject, Rilke examines Rodin's life and work, and explains the often elusive connection between the creative forces that drive great literature and...


The Medieval Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt

by Villard de Honnecourt & Theodore Bowie Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Reliable and contemporaneous graphic observations of everyday life in 13th-century France by an artist/draftsman responsible for creating one of the most treasured documents in art history. 73 black-and-white...