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|The Doré Bible Illustrations |
by Gustave Doré
Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all.
|Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs |
by Michel Liénard
Swirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other haunting figures, this otherworldly assortment features illustrations from a rare 19th-century volume: cartouches, frames, doors, trophies, cabinets, friezes, and much more.
|Perspective Drawing Handbook |
by Joseph D'Amelio
Concisely written text accompanied by more than 150 simply drawn illustrations together demonstrate vanishing points and eye level and explain such concepts as appearance versus reality and perspective distortion.
|Anatomy: A Complete Guide for Artists |
by Joseph Sheppard
In this superb guidebook, a master of figure drawing shows readers in precise detail how to render human anatomy convincingly. Over 460 illustrations reveal the structure of the body.
|Jazz Age Art Deco CD-ROM and Book |
by Serge Gladky
Produced in the pochoir stencil technique of the 1920s Jazz Age, 173 Art Deco compositions explode with color. Unrestrained, vigorously repeating patterns range from exotic florals and still life abstracts to improvised zigzags.
|Celtic Vector Designs |
by Alan Weller
A celebration of the ever-popular Celtic visual arts, this design anthology offers over 260 Vector-based interpretations of all the traditional motifs — interlacing patterns, intricate knotwork, and imaginative animal forms.
|120 Great Paintings of the Life of Jesus Platinum DVD and Book |
This treasury sings with 120 full-color masterpieces of famous New Testament scenes by Raphael, Vermeer, Giotto, Memling, and other renowned artists. The paintings can be printed at poster size and you can play a stunning slideshow of the images on your TV or computer.
|Viking Designs |
by A. G. Smith
An inexpensive source of inspiration and striking graphics for art and craft projects, this compilation features more than 175 authentic, royalty-free motifs: sinuously intertwined patterns, mythological animals, dragon-slaying heroes, much more.