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In an arresting series of images, the story of a young woman's tragic, often violent, life unfolds. Follow her as she lives out her destiny through seventeen chapters, including Childhood, The Father, The Mother, Service, Love, Vengeance, The Seducer, and The Crime. Each visual dimension of her world is a riveting discovery.In the style of genre masters Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward, Nückel's graphic novel pulses with movement and a vivid unspoken life. No words are needed to accompany the 188 stark black-and-white illustrations: the pictures speak for themselves. This stunning pictorial narrative, open to endless interpretation, is charged with a page-turning power by each memorable and hypnotic drawing.

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Packed with indispensable information on a vital aspect of drawing, this time-honored manual offers expert guidance on how to draw shirts, pants, skirts, gloves, hats, coats, and undergarments on the human figure. Step by simple step, artists will discover how these garments fit and drape the body at rest and in action. Abundant with detailed illustrations, photographs, and diagrams, Drawing Drapery from Head to Toe familiarizes readers with the properties of cloth and how it moves; it also examines the origins of folds in relation to the figure, the effects of pull and crush, action folds, creasing, and more. The result: a keen development of the essential techniques for creating realistic, masterfully rendered drawings of the clothed figure.One of few books on the subject of drawing drapery, this volume was written by a noted artist and instructor. Easy to follow, full of fascinating advice, and highly enjoyable to read, it is sure to become a well-thumbed guide.

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This superb compilation showcases the art of Gustave Doré, one of the nineteenth century's most prolific and successful book illustrators. Brimming with stunning images created to accompany the world's greatest literature, this volume compiles the very finest and most famous plates from Doré's work.Scores of magnificent, finely wrought engravings feature such dramatic and powerful scenes as Don Quixote tilting at windmills, Christ driving the money-changers from the temple, Moses destroying the tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, and Charon rowing his ferry to the gates of Hell. Sources include immortal stories ranging from Milton's Paradise Lost and Dante's Divine Comedy to Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Poe's «The Raven,» and more than a dozen other books.For graphic artists and designers, this collection will provide an outstanding assortment of royalty-free images. For lovers of art and literature, these inspired plates will provide the definitive imagery of a host of literary classics.

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Discover a novel approach to the traditional craft of stained glass. Noted artist Ed Sibbett, Jr.'s unique designs make use of beveled glass and «jewels» — specially cut glass that captures and refracts light. The facets cut into the glass make light dance, mimicking the inner fire of an expertly cut precious gem. The effect is stunning: the rich tones and linear designs of stained glass glitter with sparkling, elegant highlights.The wealth of patterns featured in this volume makes it easy to achieve the exquisite beauty and lore of jewel-cut glass. No special skills are required. One-of-a-kind patterns incorporate beveled and jeweled glass right into the design. They are as easy to use as ordinary stained glass and readily available from craft supply stores.You can create a dazzling array of stained glass projects based on Sibbett's designs. Over 80 floral, geometric, bird, butterfly, fish, Art Nouveau, and Victorian motifs appear in square, rectangular, circular, octagonal, and free-form shapes. Adapt them for door and window panels, box components, candle shelters, mobiles, mirrors, and lightcatchers, or any project that requires extra sparkle and sophistication.

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A prominent figure in the Victorian art world, Walter Crane not only participated in the late nineteenth century's publishing revolution but also led the way toward the Golden Age of Illustration. Crane was instrumental in the transition from simple black-and-white illustrations for children's books to gallery-quality artwork. This original collection features more than one hundred of the influential artist's brilliant images. It constitutes a survey of his paintings as well as a visual history of the development of the first color illustrations.Few artists of Crane's generation achieved careers as varied and successful as his. This compilation reflects the diversity of his subjects, from images for alphabet books, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales to scenes from stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood to illustrations inspired by the classics of Shakespeare, Hawthorne, and Spenser. Editor Jeff A. Menges provides an Introduction that places the artist and his works in historic context.

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A painter whose father was an engraver and publisher of the same name, Matth&#228;us Merian (1621&#8211;1687) published this remarkable group of unusual and highly imaginative animal illustrations. This copyright-free collection includes a large and fascinating selection of engravings that illustrate scientific specimens and legendary creatures &#8213; all meticulously reproduced from an extremely rare eighteenth-century edition.<BR>Carefully arranged into six major divisions (quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, fish, birds, and insects), approximately 1,300 copyright-free images include realistic and fanciful portrayals of a varied array of real animals, in addition to such imaginary creatures as unicorns, dragons, basilisks, harpies, griffins, and other mythical beasts. Identifying captions in Latin accompany many of the illustrations. <BR>Commercial artists, illustrators, and craftspeople will find a host of uses for these lovingly detailed engravings: as book and magazine illustrations and as attention-getting graphics ideal for enhancing flyers, brochures, newsletters, and any number of other print projects. Art lovers and antiquarians &#8213; anyone with an interest in the art and ideas of an earlier era &#8213; will enjoy browsing through these wonderful antique images.

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Svelte flappers in smart frocks and chic hats personify the style of the jazz Age, and this outstanding resource features hundreds of such deliciously distinctive images. Featuring selections from hard-to-find fashion catalogs published by the well-known but now-defunct B. Altman &amp; Company, this volume offers a sumptuously authentic record of the delectable fashions of the 1920s.Over 700 illustrations, detailed descriptions, and prices for a vast array of upscale women&#8217;s clothing and accessories include knitted sportswear, sophisticated satin evening dresses, one-piece bathing suits of wool jersey with parasols and rubber bathing caps, cloche hats of straw, felt, and silk, and elegant shoes, ranging from sporty buckskin oxfords to satin slippers and pumps. A selection of dress and casual attire for children appears as well.Profusely illustrated and brimming with detailed information, this volume represents not only a first-rate record of the everyday fashions of the late 1920s but also an intriguing look at the mail-order advertising of the era. Fashion enthusiasts, historians, and all lovers of nostalgia will rejoice in the perennial appeal of these stylish images.

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Few objects evoke the spirit of Christmas and a holiday atmosphere more effectively than light and airy snowflakes. Now, with this unusually extensive and comprehensive collection of patterns, crocheters can add exquisitely shaped «snow gems» to their treasure chest of festive ornaments.Delicate snowflake patterns, infinite in form and amazingly symmetrical, are among the most popular designs with today's needleworkers. The 60 motifs in this collection, based on photographs of actual snowflakes from the book Snow Crystals by W. A. Bentley and W. L. J. Humphreys, include simple shapes for beginners, as well as intricate and challenging motifs for the more advanced. Eye-catching patterns include star-shaped wheels, exotic flower-like webs, six-side jewels of intricately worked threads, and a kaleidoscope of lacy arms and elaborate fern-like compositions.Ideal for decorating Christmas trees, windows, and packages, or for framing, the snowflake patterns included here come with complete directions and finely detailed illustrations; and unlike nature's fragile, short-lived crystals, these inexpensive ornaments will be a joy to behold for years to come.

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Sumptuous treasury of 320 lavish examples of architectural ornamentation from the 1920s and '30s by Paul Kiss, Raymond Subes, Edgar Brandt and other artisans. Meticulously reproduced photographs from three rare portfolios depict magnificent designs for doors, grilles, gates, lamps, balustrades, chandeliers, screens, mirrors, and other objects.

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Grace your next needlework, craft, or graphic art project with just the right floral motif from this versatile collection of 400 beautifully rendered copyright-free designs. Reproduced directly from a rare Victorian-era album of transfer patterns by William Briggs and Company Ltd., these designs are among the finest of the period are are ideally suited for embroidery, textile design, woodworking, leathercraft, metalwork, and a host of other design and craft uses. Included are floral borders, corners and centers, wreaths, delicate sprays, allover patterns, lovely compositions with birds and butterflies, and more. Among the floral favorites in this volume are the Apple Blossom, Azalea, Begonia, Cornflower, Forget-me-not, Fuchsia, Iris, Lily of the Valley, Narcissus, Primrose, Snowdrop, Strawberry, Tiger Lily, Tulip, Verbena, Violet, and many others. The designs are conveniently arranged according to type and an index of uses suggests specific kinds of projects for which each type of design is especially suited. Also included are complete, easy-to-follow instructions on how to transfer the designs to cloth or other media and concise descriptions of embroidery stitches. Whatever your craft or design need and whatever your level of expertise &#8212; from beginner to expert &#8212; you are sure to find this inexpensive volume an invaluable source you will turn to again and again.