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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronologic View Post
    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..

    http://www.archive.org/details/essay...eati00ribouoft

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    another book on training the imagination..

    http://www.archive.org/details/train...agin00rhoauoft
    Did you even read these?

    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.
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    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.
    http://www.archive.org/details/compo...erie00dowauoft
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    whoa, what a selection of books! definitely gonna have to read through a bunch of these.. thanks much briggsy!!
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    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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    wow! what a great resource. this is a long shot, but does anyone know if any of these books have audio recordings? would love to listen to something while drawing.
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    Do you all just save these to your harddrives? Burn CDs? Have external drives for saving stuff like this?
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    Thanks Bob and Justin. Bob, your torrent contains quite a few titles that are in copyright and readily available in print, so I hope you understand if I don't put it with the other links at the head of this page. There are good reasons why our mods would probably jump on me for going down that path here (a path which, I have to confess, does bear some briggsy footprints). Anyone who does want to go down that path need only google an author or subject with such magic phrases "parent directory" or "rapidshare" to turn up a whole world of ebook and video downloads that we won't be discussing in this thread!



    jim b. if you want to listen to any of these pdfs you could try the "Read out loud" function in the View Menu of Acrobat Reader. I just went into Preferences and tried out the British male voice at a low speed and it wasn't TOO bad ... for a robot. Maybe someone knows of another text to speech program that does a better job.

    The audiobook equivalent of Archive.org is Librivox.org. The site is relatively new and rapidly growing, and again, everything is free. Not much there in the way of art books as such yet, but there's a lot of other great stuff, including some real classics of history. I've just listened to what there is so far of Macaulay's History of England (truly awesome!), and I'm making a start on Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The readings are all done by volunteers and the quality is quite variable, but MOST are better than a robot. The start of the complete index is here:
    http://librivox.org/newcatalog/searc...&action=Search



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    Finally, here are a couple of new art titles at archive.org that caught my eye. I haven't had time to really look at them yet, so all I can promise about them is that they have intriguing titles. The author of "Figure Drawing for Children" was herself the child of the important nineteenth century teacher and author of "Art Anatomy", William Rimmer.

    Rimmer, Caroline Hunt, 1893. Figure drawing for children : papers of special value to all interested in the development of art among the children.
    http://www.archive.org/details/figuredrawingfor00rimm

    Abendschein, Albert, 1909. The secret of the old masters.
    http://www.archive.org/details/secre...aste00abeniala
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    Ellsworth, Evelyn Peters, 1917. Textiles and costume design
    http://www.archive.org/details/texti...umed00ellsrich

    Traphagen, Ethel, 1918. Costume design and illustration
    http://www.archive.org/details/costu...nill00trapiala

    Well. Lots of things has changed since 1917 in fashion and costume design but these books have some info about history of clothes. Could be useful for some character design especially in fantasy setting. The second one looks like it's more for artists.
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