Drawing the Head and Hands
by Andrew Loomis
Publisher: The Viking Press 1956
Number of pages: 141
The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists - including the great American painter Norman Rockwell and comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered.
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by Graham Everitt - Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
An entertaining history of caricature, and consequently of the events, political and social, of the nineteenth century. The book gives an elaborate estimate of the merits of the later caricaturists and a complete account of their lives.
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In this book there is a greater variety of pictures of a comic and satirical cast than was ever before presented at one view. Many nations, ancient and modern, are represented in it, as well as most of the names identified with art of this nature.