Title Drawing for Illustration
Book Condition Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York The House of Little Books (c.1940)
Seller ID 22003
[considerable wear to edges, small surface-peel spot and price-sticker remnant on front cover, old "50¢" price stamped twice on front cover, some soiling to rear cover]. (ink and pencil drawings) Instructional book intended "to help prepare the student technically, practically and esthetically, for the profession of illustrator." The author was an instructor at the New York University College of General Education who had illustrated numerous books, and in 1938 had published "Anyone Can Draw," an acknowledged classic of its kind, the thesis of which was that if you could write the alphabet, you were capable of combining simple shapes into accomplished drawings. (When he died in 1990, the New York Times also note that he was "the first teacher at New York University to use nude models in his life drawing classes.") He published many such instructional books on art technique during his career, of which the present volume is among the least common.
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