you can get used copys of all his books. I have all 5 hardcopys of loomis's books complete with original jackets. I got them all from 3rd partys used through amazon. it took about 4 months to get all 5 in respectable condition with jackets. I might have been able to find them quicker but i wanted to avoid getting old library books. it hits a nerve for me that people take these from the library and the library looses a piece of history. so i didnt want anyone who stole em from the library to get my money. in any event you can expect to pay around 65-70 bucks per book. maybe 130 for creative illustration.
There just something special about owning these books and being able to sit down and read it properly.
you can find them its just a question of what its worth to you to own a piece of history.
Last edited by Kangum; November 18th, 2010 at 11:02 PM.
Everyone who wants them can already get these books, but lots of us would actually like to buy a legit, well printed, legal hardcopy that will benefit the publishers, the students and whomever actually owns the copyright to these books this week, can someone just publish them in a limited run, see how they do?
Start with "Creative Illustration"
Last edited by Flake; November 18th, 2010 at 11:25 PM.
In the meantime, I would suggest looking at local yard sales or estate sales. Perhaps also checking out local libraries, seeing if they firstly have copies and then if they would be interested in selling those copies at any point in the future.
I was fortunate to find my copies of "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" and "Creative Illustration" at an estate sale (along with a near complete collection of the "Great Books of the Western World" from Britannica, only missing Thomas Aquinas) for about $8 apiece. The former owner, in turn, obtained thoses copies along with several other valuable books from a local library who sold them off in order to afford newer books.
It'll require some digging and patience for certain, but it does happen.
Sadly it's really hard to find Loomis books in Sweden. There is a database of books for all the antique stores in scandinavia and i could only find a single copy of Loomis books. Creative Illustration for 2000sek, which translates to almost 300$
Of course i could import from the US but it gets a bit pricey, and just like Flake says, I want a legit well printed copy. I can only hope they go through with this reprint.
Now if we only could get Michael Hampton's Figure Drawing book in Europe... they never released it outside US and I'm not paying $50 + possibly import duties... Seriously, Mike, just send 100 bloody copies to Amazon uk/fr.
Last edited by Vari; November 24th, 2010 at 01:48 PM.