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Art Books for Christmas

Published on 8 November, 2011

If you're thinking about Christmas gift ideas this season, and you know someone who loves and appreciates beautiful art books, then here are some great suggestions that just might go down a treat:

Sentury II
Syd Mead

The long-awaited new title from Syd Mead gives us a glimpse of the future through the eyes of the legendary Visual Futurist. From vehicles to cityscapes, Sentury II is bursting with stunning full-colour illustrations. With images from dozens of conceptual and realized projects, this book is a treat for architects and designers, sci-fi enthusiasts and movie buffs alike.

Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth
Andrew Loomis

For nearly 70 years Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth has provided a seminal course covering all the techniques needed to master drawing the figure. Hailed by the American Academy of Art as “one of the most brilliant contributions that figure drawing has ever received” Loomis’s book is packed with beautiful examples to help you master anatomy and capture the human form at any age, in movement and at rest. Engaging, witty, and wonderfully executed, this is a masterclass for amateur artists and professional illustrators alike.

Drawing the Head and Hands
Andrew Loomis

The human head and hands are the most difficult elements  in figure drawing, but world-class illustrator Andrew Loomis’s classic primer offers the solution. Revered among artists – including the great Norman Rockwell and comics superstar Alex Ross – for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, realist style, Loomis’s hugely influential art instruction books have never been bettered. Drawing the Head and Hands is the second in Titan’s programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.

Taxidermied - The Art of Roman Dirge
Roman Dirge

A stunning full-color celebration of the eye-catchingly original artwork of Lenore creator Roman Dirge.  This lavish hardback includes an introduction and background information on the imagery by Dirge himself, plus rare and previously unpublished artwork. An unmissable collection for fans of Roman Dirge!