ART BOOKS FOR STUDENTS

Textbooks for ALL Academic courses:

ALL CLASSES:

 

1.  Color Theory:

An essential guide to color-from basic principles

to practical applications by Patti Mollica 

2. Perspective Drawing Handbook (Dover Art Instruction)

 by Joseph D'Amelio 

3. Pen and Ink Drawing Workbook (Volume 2)by Alphonso A Dunn

 

Textbooks for Portfolio preparation courses (15+):

COLOR THEORY

Jose Maria Parramon 

Color Theory (Watson-Guptill Artists Library) 

This guide explains how colour works in nature and how it can be manipulated to make expressive paintings.  

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FUNDAMENTALS of DRAWING

 

V.A. Mogilevtsev  

Fundamentals of Drawing  

Drawing (1st edition published in Russian 2007, awarded with Silver and Gold Medals by the Academy in 2011) is the first and only teaching aid on academic drawing in 30 years officially approved and recommended by the Russian Academy of Arts. 

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ANATOMY

Jeno Barcsay  

Anatomy For the Artist: Drawings and Text (Paperback) buy here 

 

George Bridgman  

Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life 

The timeless classic on drawing human figures is back! Following impressive runs by Sterling’s previous editions comes a new, redesigned version of George W. Bridgman’s landmark work. It combines six well-known books by the celebrated artist and lecturer, who taught figure and anatomy drawing for many years at New York City’s Art Students League 

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Gottfried Bammes 

Complete Guide to Life Drawing 

This highly informative book represents the distillation of many years spent studying and teaching the human form by the author, Gottfried Bammes. 

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George Bridgman  

Constructive Anatomy (Dover Anatomy for Artists)  

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Robert Beverly Hale 

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters 

this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and classes at New York City’s Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from around the world. 

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Gottfried Bammes 

The Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy 

This profusely illustrated book by a master of the subject offers a complete course in transforming the study of anatomy into art, with emphasis on the skills needed to draw the human body "from the inside." 

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