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The Artistic Anatomy of Trees

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Publisher Comments:

Art students at every level will benefit from this profusely illustrated guide. It covers every aspect of trees and how to depict them with unusual clarity and precision. Topics include problems of balancing tree groups, relationship of light and shade, delicacy and weight, distance, tree color, and more. 515 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Covers every aspect of trees and how to depict them: balancing tree groups, relationship of light and shade, trees seen against the sky, lines of the branches, and much, much more. 515 illustrations. Bibliography. Indexes.

Table of Contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION-Painting and drawing

PART I TREES CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO PAINTING

I. "The painting of trees illustrated by a chronological series of pictures, with some descriptive notes"

II. What to look for in trees:

    Balance

    Single trees

    Trees in masses

    In groups

    Composition

III. "Balance of dark spaces with light, and of large masses with small"

    Weight of masses and delicacy

    Trees seen near and far off

IV. Trees seen against the sky

    Patterns formed by sky apertures

V. The outline of a tree

VI. Lines of the branches

    Curves

    Straight lines and elbows

VII. Variety in light and shade

    Variety in colour

    Some causes of this

VIII. Influence of situation

    How trees adapt themselves to it

    "Effect of age, wind, frost, and snow"

    Moonlight

IX. Associations connected with trees

PART II THE ANATOMY OF A TREE

X. Introductory

XI. Outline forms of trees

    A short comparison of some species

XII. The likeness between twig and bough

    The difference between shoot and twig

    The arrangement of buds on the shoot:

    (1) opposite buds

    (2) buds arranged singly

    (3) buds crowded in groups

XIII. The effects produced on the branch anatomy of a tree by

  (1) "opposite buds, the constant failure of buds"

  (2) (a) buds arranged singly in two rows

  (2) (b) in three or more rows

  (3) (c) buds clustered in groups

    Twigs arrested in growth

    Additional buds

    Different branch systems of young and old trees

XIV. How a tree is built up

PART III THE DETAILS OF TREES

XV. Introductory

XVI. Leaves

    How they are set on the twigs:

    (a) right-angled pairs

    (b) arranged singly in two rows

    (c) in more than two rows

    (d) leaves clustered

    The position of old and young leaves

    Leaf-stalks and how leaves are set on the twigs

    Durtion of leaves

XVII. Leaves (continued)

    Forms of young leaves

    Texture of leaves

    Their colour

    Leaf patterns

    The margin

    The veins

    The planes of a leaf

XVIII. Flowers

    The way flowers are arranged :

    (1) " Indefinite "

    (2) " Definite " inflorescence"

    " Raceme" " catkin," " capitum," " corymb," " umbel," " cyme "

XIX. Flowers (continued)

    "Shapes of flowers: " complete," " incomplete," " male," " female," " bisexual," " unisexual "

    "Trees that are " monœcious," " diœcious," " triœcious," " polygamous"

    The construction of flowers

XX. Fruits

    Winged fruits

    "Cones: " drupe," " pome," " nut," " berry "

    Construction of fruits

XXI. Lesser details:

    Stipules

    Bracts

    Buds

    Scales

    Spines

    Seedlings

    The bard

APPENDIX-The Distribution of Trees in Europe

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX TO DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR

  to the Pictures reproduced in this Volume

  to Letterpress

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486214757
Author:
Cole, Rex V.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Cole, Rex V.
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
New York
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Basic techniques
Subject:
Trees in art
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Art-Miscellaneous Techniques
Subject:
Art -- Instruction.
Subject:
Drawing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Series Volume:
605
Publication Date:
19650631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.1 lb

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