• Art,  History,  Sculpture

    Sculpture, Egyptian–Assyrian–Greek–Roman. With numerous illustrations by George Redford (1888)

    Sculpture, Egyptian–Assyrian–Greek–Roman. With numerous illustrations, a map of ancient Greece, and a chronological list of ancient sculptors and their works by George  Redford (1888) PDF book The Study of Antique Sculpture has two principal directions, the Historic or Archaeological, and that on the side of Art. Each view has its own special interest, and both contribute mutually to the elucidation of the general subject; but while the one has a comparatively little direct relation to the cultivation of the fine arts, the other is constantly concerned with artistic practice as well as the principles.  The great truths which ancient art evolved, and which remain as firmly established as those which…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  Clothes,  Editor's Picks,  Teach yourself

    Costume design and illustration PDF book by Ethel Traphagen (1918)

    Download  Costume design and illustration PDF book by Ethel  Traphagen (1918) With Illustrations and Examples Costume Design and Costume Illustration are not always looked upon as distinctly different branches of what is termed fashion work, but in truth, there is a marked difference between them. Contents of the book: I. Sketching 1  II. Drawing without Models …. 13  III. Methods 27  IV. Color 63  V. Design 75  VI. The Fashion Silhouette ….. 83  VII. Period Fabric Design 91  VIII. Outline of Historic Costume … 99  IX. Bibliography .127  X. A Reading and Reference List of  Costume, Arranged Alphabetic-  ally 137  XI. Artists whose Work Has Bearing  ON Period Fabrics or…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  embroidery,  Teach yourself

    Modern embroidery by Mary Hogarth PDF book (1938)

    Modern embroidery by Mary Hogarth PDF book (1938) (rug hooking, embroidered panels) It is generally recognized today, and strongly so in the United States, that technical skill is not in itself sufficient to produce work of distinction, but that a basis of good design is equally essential. While this has never been denied in the case of painting and sculpture, there has until recently been a tacit assumption that one or two “minor” arts, such as that of embroidery, could get along very well without much conscious design, — were, if anything, the better for it. The art of the embroideress was judged rather by the cunning of her fingers…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  Drawing,  Editor's Picks,  Engraving

    Drawing and engraving : a brief exposition of technical principles and practice by Philip Gilbert Hamerton

    Drawing and engraving: a brief exposition of technical principles and  practice by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1892) There was very little choice about the method of treatment, as the subjects were vast and the space rigorously limited. I could only say what was most important and say even that laconically. The style of the papers had to be simply didactic. As a rule, I am unwilling to assume an authoritative tone, but may have as much right to it as anybody else, after giving the best part of forty years to the study of these or cognate subjects. The first knowledge that ought to be acquired about drawing and engraving whether…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  Drawing,  Editor's Picks,  Engraving

    How to appreciate prints by Frank Weitenkampf (Engraving) PDF book

    How to appreciate prints by Frank Weitenkampf (Engraving) PDF book To claim or attempt historical completeness for a book such as the present one would be preposterous. It would be futile to boil down all the facts in the many books on the subject into a compressed, full, and dry record of names and dates. Numerous data are given, as a matter of course, because they illustrate various general principles on which the appreciation of prints is based. Esthetic criteria are inevitably influenced by the historical and local associations and by technical considerations, and these points must, therefore, be brought out. But the emphasis is on appreciation, and the end…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  Sculpture

    Modelling and sculpture; (1911) PDF book by Albert Toft (with Illustrations)

    Modelling and sculpture; (1911) PDF book by Albert Toft Many books on almost every conceivable phase of Art have been published in recent years, and it may be asked why I, a sculptor by profession, have chosen to tread the thorny path of literature and add to their number. I know of no work dealing exclusively, like this, with the purely technical side of plastic or glyptic Art, and affording the student, so far as a book can, every practical detail necessary to a complete knowledge of his craft. I have endeavoured, as plainly and directly as possible, to place before him the result of many years’ practical experience, and…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  Business,  Carpentry,  DIY,  Educational,  Hobbies,  Small Business,  Teach yourself,  Woodwork

    Teach Yourself Carpentry PDF book by Leonard Cutts with Illustrations

    Download Teach Yourself Carpentry (1940) Free PDF book by Leonard Cutts Excerpt from the editor’s introduction:The desire to make things is inherent in most of us, and in accordance with our own particular make-up so we begin to make furniture, paint pictures, beat out metal, make model ships, or whatever it may be. Some crafts call for special ability in one direction or another, and if one does not happen to possess it the craft is ruled out entirely. Woodwork is almost unique in this connection, for there are very few people who cannot go in for it. This is partly because anyone, given intelligent application, can learn to work…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  Drawing,  Ornaments,  Sculpture

    Guide for drawing the acanthus Free PDF book (1886) , and every description of ornamental foliage

    Download Guide for drawing the acanthus Free PDF book, and every description of ornamental foliage; 1886 By James Page A great manual and resource for artists, illustrators, graphic designers, those working in architecture, woodcraft, furniture, masonry, sculpture or anyone who just loves ornamental design. Contents:History and Rules for Drawing the Acanthus Mollis, PerpendicularlyRules and Practice for Drawing Curvilinear Foliage, as adapted to Running Scrolls and Corinthian ChaptersOn Starting PointsOn Grecian and Roman OrnamentOn the Designing of TrophiesOn Swords and Other ArmsOn Egyptian Temples, Hieroglyphics, Sacred Animals and Columns, suitable for Egyptian DecorationsOn French Ornament, with a variety of Rules for composing the sameOn Frets and GuillochisOn ArabesqueOn ElizabethianOn Gothic Details,…

  • Acting,  Actors,  Art,  Films

    Motion picture acting Free PDF book ( Lessons for New Actors ) 1947 by Lillian Albertson

    Motion picture acting Free PDF book ( Lessons for New Actors ) 1947 by Lillian Albertson Contents of the book: Similarities and Dissimilarities in Stage and Screen Acting 3 Exercise 12 Posture and Movement 17 Speech 28 Regional Accents 43 Imagination 47 Concentration 55 A Dramatic Coach Makes a Confession 68 Self-Assurance 86 Self-Reliance 96 How to Visualize a Role 109 This Above All 110 Idiot’s Delight 117 Cavalcade 123 Index 131Excerpt from the author’s introduction This book seems to be a very clear and simple statement on what acting is all about. The Author is never ponderous. She writes in a light vein and with a certain humor; but,…

  • Art,  Celtic,  Civilization,  History

    Celtic art in pagan and Christian times [1904] PDF book by J. Romilly Allen (With Illustrations)

    Celtic art in pagan and Christian times  [1904] PDF book by J. Romilly Allen (With Illustrations) Excerpt from Introduction: This work is an attempt — whether successful or not the critic must decide — to give a concise summary of the facts at present available for forming a theory as to the origin and development of Celtic art in Great Britain and Ireland. By Celtic art is meant the art of the peoples in Europe who spoke the Celtic language, but it must always be borne in mind that although linguistically they were Celts, yet racially they were of mixed Celtic and Iberian blood so that their art was possibly…