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April 10th, 2007 #31Any more finds yet?
Robinson, John Beverley, 1914. Architectural Composition
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I think that you should add this book to your list up there...It's a whole book on using the imagination, why people have trouble imagining clear images, different types, and basically everything asked about on this board every 4 milliseconds..
another book on training the imagination..
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April 14th, 2007 #35
Thanks guys - I've added your finds to the list.
Hi Tom, how's it going? If only there was a Briggsy Scholarship, I'd be delighted to give it to you, but alas ....
As of this week, however, there IS a Briggsy googlepages site with lots of juicy colour links .. let me know what you think.
Don't miss the programmes on couleur.org .... just awesome!
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I just went through this thing more in depth and saw the architectural links...Looks like I'll be reading a ton more on this damn computer
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Thought I'd bump this old thread for anyone who missed it first time with a few gems from the apparently moribund Digital Library of India. I spotted some great looking titles there, but now none of the links seem to be working, for me at least. Anyone know what's happened to it?
Anyway, here's the majority of what I managed to get (by batch downloading separate jpg pages), compiled as pdfs to share. A few more to come still, when I get time to compile and upload them.
Please direct any questions regarding copyright to the Digital Library of India!
Victor Perard,1932. Anatomy And Drawing.
Jeno Barcsay, 1955. Anatomy For The Artist.
Walter Farrington Moses, 1930. Artistic Anatomy.
Arthur Pope, 1928. Tone Relations in Painting.
Hans Kollwitz, 1955. The Diary And Letters Of Kaethe Kollwitz.
Blanchard Jerrold, 1891. Life Of Gustave Dore.
Norman Rockwell, 1960. My Adventures As An Illustrator.
Arthur L Guptill, 1972. Norman Rockwell Illustrator.
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Well, presumably they comply with the copyright policy of the Digital library of India, such as it is. There seems to be no stipulation by the DLI against reposting their files elsewhere, so there should be no problem from that direction. Whether third parties might hold that the DLI erred in posting some of the material in the first place is of course another question. I will keep checking to see if our moderators think that any of these links should be removed.
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Absolutely phenomenal find good sir!
May 16th, 2007 #45C'est la vie
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This should especially be a sticky in artistic discussion. Where all the questions are being asked how to get better and how to get inspiration back.
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There's a book by/about August Rodin at the India site that's somewhat interesting.
The scans of drawings are awful, however, and the text is very opinionated and superficial: "...to Rembrandt beauty is the antithesis between the triviality of the inner envelope and the inner radiance." Oh yeah? Still, not bad for being free.
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May 18th, 2007 #51
Thanks all for your responses! A sticky in the Lounge is a bit of an ask, but if more people like dbc keep reporting back their finds then that will be enough to keep the puppy afloat.
For anyone else who wants to scour the DLI site, today I found a much higher proportion of working links by searching at http://dli.ernet.in/ and http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/testpage.html instead of at the address I gave above (silly me!). So some more pdf goodness on its way.
Thanks also to those of you who have taken a look at my new teaching website (link in sig). Loads of links there, especially on colour - please let me know what you think.
Oh and Shantih, I took a look at your sketchbook - it's definitely mutual!
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May 28th, 2007 #56
I just wanted to warn people not to waste their time by reading "Training of the Imagination", as it is not a work book on training the imagination, as you would assume by the title. It's basically a speech from a school master to other teachers telling them that they should encourage students to think for themselves rather then just have them memorize facts.
"Essay on Creative Imagination" is of only marginal interest, it is aimed at psychologist, and is of little practical use to artists. Also "why people have trouble imagining clear images" is never answered, what is given instead are three image types, in other words the level of detail in a memory or mental image, if you're curious they are: complete, incomplete, and schematic. The first part of the book has some interesting ideas, from what I could understand, but there isn't much of anything in parts two and three.
The gist of it is: Experiences form the raw material for the imagination. In unimaginative people these experiences are stored as rote memory, in imaginative people they are distorted, taken apart, and modified to varying degrees. The principle intellectual factor in imaginative people is thinking by analogy, for example an s is like a snake because they're both curvy, or a hand can resemble a gun, and onto more obscure and subjective likenesses. There is no "creative imagination" per se but instead a process which arises from first a want/need, which then follows a search for a solution, and finally a solution or a failure.
"Beliefs are rules for action"
"Knowledge is proven in action."
"It's use is it's meaning."
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May 29th, 2007 #57
Thanks armando, I've linked to your observations at the listing above. Personally I'd hate for anyone to be dissuaded from making a contribution for fear of criticism, though.
Here's something of definite significance that I just found today. Lovely scan too.
Dow, Arthur Wesley, 1913. Composition; a series of exercises in art structure for the use of students and teachers.
May 29th, 2007 #58
that is a cool new addition man. cheers. i say stickemafy.
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
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May 29th, 2007 #59
July 15th, 2007 #60
We all love you, briggsy.
I found this torrent: http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/13678894
Though I'm currently still downloading it, so I'm unsure of the quality.
I don't get it.
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