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

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

Jim Harter

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 048624959X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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 engraver’s 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.

The Animator's Workbook: Step-By-Step Techniques of Drawn Animation

The System of Comics

Sketching With Markers

Picturing Machines 1400-1700

Manga Art for Beginners: How to Create Your Own Manga Drawings

Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters: How to Draw Zombies, Vampires, and Other Delightfully Devious Characters of Japanese Comics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDS A PICTORIAL ARCHIVE FROM NINETEENTH-CENTURY SOURCES 1166 Copyright-free Illustrations for Artists and Designers DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC. New York PUBLISHER’S NOTE Wood engravings, with their crisp black-and-white lines, were popularized by Thomas Bewick at the end of the eighteenth century and quickly became the favored medium of mass reproduction of artwork in the nineteenth. While there were only about 20 wood engravers in the United States in 1838, by 1870 their number had

HANDS A PICTORIAL ARCHIVE FROM NINETEENTH-CENTURY SOURCES 1166 Copyright-free Illustrations for Artists and Designers DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC. New York PUBLISHER’S NOTE Wood engravings, with their crisp black-and-white lines, were popularized by Thomas Bewick at the end of the eighteenth century and quickly became the favored medium of mass reproduction of artwork in the nineteenth. While there were only about 20 wood engravers in the United States in 1838, by 1870 their number had

In response to the demand for hands with pointing fingers, a large selection of these in various types and sizes has been included. Copyright © 1985 by Dover Publications, Inc. All rights reserved under Pan American and International Copyright Conventions. Hands: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources is a new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 1985. DOVER Pictorial Archive SERIES This book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. You may use the

In response to the demand for hands with pointing fingers, a large selection of these in various types and sizes has been included. Copyright © 1985 by Dover Publications, Inc. All rights reserved under Pan American and International Copyright Conventions. Hands: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources is a new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 1985. DOVER Pictorial Archive SERIES This book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. You may use the

States of America Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Harter, Jim. Hands : a pictorial archive from nineteenth-century sources. (Dover pictorial archive series) 1. Hand in art. 2. Wood-engraving, American. 3. Wood-engraving—19th century—United States. I. Title. II. Series. NE962.H35H37 1985 769'.42 85-12906 eISBN-13: 978-0-4861-3413-0 Contents Hands Hands www.doverpublications.com

Download sample

Download