Lesson 7 : Suggested reading list

Listed in no particular order:

  • The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed

  • Albinus on Anatomy by Robert Beverly Hale

  • An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists by W. Ellenberger

  • Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed

  • DRAFTSMAN’S HANDBOOK A Resource and Study Guide for Drawing from Life By Deane G. Keller

  • Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale and Jacob Collins

  • Figure Drawing for All It's Worth Hardcover by Andrew Loomis

  • Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Stephen Rogers Peck

  • Michelangelo's Mountain: The Quest For Perfection in the Marble Quarries by Eric Scigliano

  • Principles of Chinese Painting by George ROWLEY

  • Rodin: The Shape of Genius Hardcover by Ms. Ruth Butle

  • Rodin on Art and Artists by Auguste Rodin

  • Michelangelo and the Language of Art by David Summers

  • Leonardo on Painting : An Anthology of Writings by Leonardo da Vinci - Edited by Martin Kemp; Translated by Martin Kemp and Margaret Walker

  • The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

  • Die Gestalt Des Menschen by Gottfried Bammes (its in German but the plates are incredible)

  • Drawing with an Open Mind by Ted Seth Jacobs

  • The Dictionary of Human Form by Ted Seth Jacobs (the only book with rhythms discussed)

  • Artistic Anatomy by Dr. Paul Richer (great proportion plates, and origin and insertion descriptions)

  • Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George B. Bridgman

  • Heads, Features and Faces by George B. Bridgman

  • Constructive Anatomy by George B. Bridgman

  • The Book of a Hundred Hands by George B. Bridgman

  • The Human Figure by John H. Vanderpoel

  • Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure by Edouard Lanteri

  • Mastering Drawing the Human Figure From Life, Memory, Imagination: with Special Section on Drapery by Jack Faragasso

  • Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier by Juliette Aristides

  • Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice Hardcover by Juliette Aristides

  • Foundations of Drawing: A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles by Al Gury

  • Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting by Al Gury

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M Pirsig

  • The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

  • The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff

  • Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel and R. F. C. Hull

  • The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin

  • A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman

  • Michelangelo's Theory of Art Hardcover by Robert J. Clements

  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

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