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    Figure drawing for all it's worth reprint?

    Just browsed around Amazon and i found this.

    http://www.amazon.com/Figure-Drawing...0114288&sr=8-1

    Hope it's really going to happen this time, i can't find any details on the publishers homepage about this release so i am a bit worried.

    Been wanting to get my hands on this book for quite a while now so it'd be awesooome if it gets released. Having all the Loomis books in print again would be quite a big deal imo.

    Also, sorry if this is old news. Searched around but couldn't find anything.
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    Titan were doing the "Creative Illustration" reprint that never happened, don't hold your breath ..
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    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.
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    It's just really annoying though.

    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"
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    Quite agreed, Flake.

    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.
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    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.
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    Fresh legal printed copies would be nice...

    I'm surprised Dover hasn't picked it up by now. They're usually good for reprints of stuff like that.
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    At IlluXCon a Dover representative said that Dover wasn't able to acquire the Loomis collection, but that a British publisher did, and will probably be releasing them later next year.
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    "This title will be released on May 31, 2011."

    Here's the UK listing, same release date.
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    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.
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    You can get Figure Drawing for all it's Worth in German!
    There is a new reprint in german.
    Go to www.amazon.de and search for Andrew Loomis.

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    UK publisher? Awesome. I've got a hard copy of 'Figure Drawing...' but it's a little tattered. It'd be great to have new ones to put on my shelf.
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    I might get it. Sounds exciting. I've heard people practically drool over this book. I hope it's not basic stuff you can learn in other books though.
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