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On Drawing Trees and Nature: A Classic Victorian Manual with Lessons and Examples

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This classic of art instruction is the work of James Duffield Harding (1798-1863), who served as drawing master and sketching companion to the great Victorian art critic, John Ruskin. Generations of students have benefited from the teachings of this 19th-century master, who sought always to "produce as near a likeness to Nature, in every respect, as the instrument, or material employed, will admit of; not so much by bona fide imitation, as by reviving in the mind those ideas which are awakened by a contemplation of Nature . . . The renewal of those feelings constitutes the true purpose of Art."

This volume consists of direct reproductions of Harding's sketches of vignettes from natural settings. Each is accompanied by a series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations. The edition features the added attraction of 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees.

Synopsis:

Vignettes from natural settings are accompanied by a series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations. This edition features 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees.

Synopsis:

Vignettes from natural settings are accompanied by a series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations. This edition features 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees.

Synopsis:

This classic of art instruction is the work of James Duffield Harding, who served as drawing master and sketching companion to the great 19th-century art critic John Ruskin. Highlights include:

• Direct reproduction of Harding's chalk and lead pencil sketches of vignettes from natural settings

• A series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations

• A bonus of 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees

Synopsis:

This classic of art instruction is the work of James Duffield Harding (1798–1863), who served as drawing master and sketching companion to the great Victorian art critic, John Ruskin. Harding’s magnificent sketches are among the most beautiful chalk and pencil nature drawings ever published. They are accompanied by a series of lessons that emphasize both practical and theoretical considerations. This edition will be supplemented by 23 outstanding plates from the author’s Lessons on Trees.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter I General remarks on the use of the chalk, or lead pencil

Chapter II On form

Chapter III On the application of the chalk, or pencil, to the drawing of forms

Chapter IV On copying, as preparatory to the study of nature

Chapter V On foliage

Chapter VI On stems and branches

Chapter VII On foregrounds

Chapter VIII On light and shade

Chapter IX On the use of the brush

Appendix On the materials

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486442938
Author:
Harding, James Duffield
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Harding, J. D.
Author:
Art Instruction
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Blackboard drawing
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Pencil drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Blackboard drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Art - Drawing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
47 plates,50 ld + figs.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
12 x 9.25 in 1.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Vignettes from natural settings are accompanied by a series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations. This edition features 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees.

"Synopsis" by ,
Vignettes from natural settings are accompanied by a series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations. This edition features 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees.

"Synopsis" by ,
This classic of art instruction is the work of James Duffield Harding, who served as drawing master and sketching companion to the great 19th-century art critic John Ruskin. Highlights include:

• Direct reproduction of Harding's chalk and lead pencil sketches of vignettes from natural settings

• A series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations

• A bonus of 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees

"Synopsis" by ,
This classic of art instruction is the work of James Duffield Harding (1798–1863), who served as drawing master and sketching companion to the great Victorian art critic, John Ruskin. Harding’s magnificent sketches are among the most beautiful chalk and pencil nature drawings ever published. They are accompanied by a series of lessons that emphasize both practical and theoretical considerations. This edition will be supplemented by 23 outstanding plates from the author’s Lessons on Trees.

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