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Hands: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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More than just a five-digit grasping appendage, the extraordinary human hand is capable of a virtually infinite range of expression. Here are over 1,100 images of hands, specially assembled by a noted graphic designer in response to the growing demand for inexpensive and royalty-free art depicting hands.

Chosen for diversity and style as well as usability, these images were carefully culled from thousands of pages of nineteenth-century European and American books and periodicals, some of them very rare. Many of the images represent the height of the wood engravers art—and as artists and designers know, for many purposes wood engravings are far superior to photographs.

Here are large hands, small hands, lovely hands, and ugly hands. There are hands resting and active and hands writing, sewing, demonstrating scientific experiments, using tools, performing magic tricks, applying first aid, playing parlor games, and even casting hand shadows on the wall. Hands are displayed to demonstrate palmistry, anatomy, and sign language, or are simply poised to reveal superb form and dignity. In response to the enormous demand, hands with pointing fingers appear in an abundance of sizes, shapes, and shades, and are more or less stylized or realistic to suit every need.

A glance through this magnificent collection will suggest a multitude of royalty-free uses to any artist, designer, or crafter, including collage, decoupage, and advertising art. Whenever the decorative, expressive, or symbolic potential of a hand is needed, you will want to turn to this inexpensive yet comprehensive treasury.

Dover (1985) original publication.

Synopsis:

Need a hand? Here are over a thousand! Over 1,100 pairs of hands in all shapes, sizes, and shades: writing, sewing, with pointing fingers, much more, all royalty-free.

Synopsis:

Need a hand? Here are over a thousand! Over 1100 pairs of hands in all shapes, sizes, and shades: writing, sewing, with pointing fingers, much more, all copyright-free.

Synopsis:

Need a hand? Here are over a thousand! Over 1,100 images of hands in all shapes, sizes, and shades: writing, sewing, with pointing fingers, much more, all royalty-free. Drawn from rare 19th-century European and American books and periodicals, this treasury of hands will be perfect for spot illustrations and many other projects.

About the Author

Jim Harter is a successful artist and editor of several Dover Pictura CD-ROM Books, including Harter's Picture Archive for Collage and Illustration, Landscapes and Cityscapes for Artists and Craftspeople, Nautical Illustrations, and more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486249599
Editor:
Harter, Jim
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Harter, Jim
Author:
Harter, Jim
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Wood engraving
Subject:
Hand in art
Subject:
Wood-engraving, American.
Subject:
Wood-engraving -- 19th century -- United States.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Wood-engraving, American - 19th century
Subject:
hands clip art
Subject:
hands typographic cuts
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Crafts-General
Subject:
Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover pictorial archive series
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19851031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 0.77 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Need a hand? Here are over a thousand! Over 1,100 pairs of hands in all shapes, sizes, and shades: writing, sewing, with pointing fingers, much more, all royalty-free.
"Synopsis" by , Need a hand? Here are over a thousand! Over 1100 pairs of hands in all shapes, sizes, and shades: writing, sewing, with pointing fingers, much more, all copyright-free.
"Synopsis" by ,
Need a hand? Here are over a thousand! Over 1,100 images of hands in all shapes, sizes, and shades: writing, sewing, with pointing fingers, much more, all royalty-free. Drawn from rare 19th-century European and American books and periodicals, this treasury of hands will be perfect for spot illustrations and many other projects.
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