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Thread: Andrew Loomis free books in pdf

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    Andrew Loomis free books in pdf

    Here's a link to some art books by Andrew Loomis. They are electronic books in PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat reader....

    http://www.placidchaos.com/AM/index..../andrew_loomis

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    Ken
    Last edited by kenmo; 01-29-2010 at 07:08 AM.

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    This is the error i get when clicking on the link:
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    Hey...I just tried and I got the same error...however if you hit the bypass link you proceed to download page...

    try it again....

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    Yep, it works, thanks!
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    Those books can also be found at fineart.sk

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    Thanks kindly...I believe they are now public domain....

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    They are not public domain.

    However, the publisher who holds the rights just sits on them and does not reissue them, some of them had been out of print for 40 years, and the remaining old copies are very hard to find and can run above $800 for a copy in good condition. Which most of them are not, because these books had typically been used till they fell apart.

    Anyway, you do not have to rely on that site or PDF; just go to http://fineart.sk and browse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arenhaus View Post
    and the remaining old copies are very hard to find and can run above $800 for a copy in good condition. Which most of them are not, because these books had typically been used till they fell apart.
    Holy You-Know-What! I bought Drawing the Head and Hands and Figure Drawing new in the 1970's. I'm careful with stuff so they're still in excellent condition including the dust jackets. I found a copy of Creative Illustration in a second hand store about a year ago for ten bucks. I'd never heard of it but it was in great condition minus the dust jacket. I would have never imagined these would be valuable to anyone other than me.

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    Thanks for the link kenmo, I find the pdf easier to use than the filp thro @ fineart site.
    and yes, they are not public domain, here's the stub from wiki:

    "William Andrew Loomis (1892, Syracuse, New York 1959) was an illustrator from the United States.
    He was born in New York, but spent most of his working life in Chicago. He was a student of George Bridgman's as a youth. He is best remembered now for a series of art instruction books that continues to influence realist artists, though they are currently (in 2010) all out of print, except for some excerpts available from the art publisher Walter Foster. The Loomis family, who still hold the copyrights to all the books published by Andrew Loomis, have not expressed any intention of re-printing any of his work in recent days despite popular demand. Some of his books are currently being published in Japanese via Maar Sha Co., Ltd."
    Last edited by flyashy; 02-04-2010 at 07:17 AM.
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    Hi
    On the subject of Loomis heres a link to some Loomis paintings they are quite hi res too.
    As I am not allowed to post links to other sites the link for the above is in the jpg.
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