• 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,  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,  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,…

  • Art,  Civilization,  Editor's Picks,  Greece,  History,  pinned,  Sculpture

    A handbook of Greek sculpture Free PDF book (1905) by Ernest Arthur Gardner (With Illustrations)

    A handbook of Greek sculpture  Free PDF book (1905) by Ernest Arthur Gardner (With 142 Illustrations) Great book, if you are interested in art and history of the Greek civilizatiion. This book contains more  than 600 pages and full of illustrations and valuable information which is hard to be found in other modern books. this is must-read book. I keep it in mobile as reference.  Excerpt from the author’s introduction: Although there are several histories of Greek sculpture, the need for a handbook on a smaller scale and of somewhat different scope is, I believe, generally felt. What is wanted is a general outline of our present knowledge of Greek…

  • Art,  Sculpture

    Download How to understand sculpture Free PDF Ebook

    Download How to understand sculpture Free PDF Art Ebook  An excerpt from the author introduction the title of this book speaks for itself; I have only to add here that it differs from most works of the kind in being the production of an artist endeavoring to explain the technicalities of a beautiful and little understood art ; for this reason it is hoped that it will not be judged from a purely literary standpoint. No attempt has been made to give a complete history of sculpture or a perfect list of artists and their works; the treatise is concerned only with the principles which underlie all art and are…