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Men in strange flying machines … Mysterious veiled women … Exotic animals, birds, insects, plants … Eerie faces … Wonderful technological devices … Unusual landscapes, cityscapes, moonscapes … Children, couples, Victorian buildings, and interiors … Over 300 authentic and strikingly visual nineteenth-century engravings selected from rare periodicals, books, and catalogs, dating mostly from 1870 to 1900, and valuable for collagists, commercial and graphic artists, designers, illustrators, and others.
These rare pictures, both real and imagined, of relics, rituals, people, animals, and geometric shapes and designs provide much-needed material for collage and illustrations—material of the highest quality that is difficult if not impossible to find elsewhere. There are 25 full-page scenes of historic, natural, and city vistas that are ideally suited as background for collages and other projects. All of the pictures are sharply defined and clearly printed on one side of each page to allow for optimal use of their lines and textures and to eliminate the possibility of "show-through."
The illustrations were chosen by the well-known collagist Jim Harter, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, New York magazine, and other publications. Mr. Harter's artistry is evident in his selection of images that—besides being useful as decorative or illustrative elements—have a strong visual impact and symbolic potential. Line engravings offer unique textural qualities, and as Mr. Harter writes, they "have a dream-like quality that other material cannot duplicate." Mr. Harter’s introduction gives a brief history of collage as well as instructions on techniques and materials and an overview of his own perspective on the art. To illustrate the various ways these nineteenth-century cuts can be used, six collages composed entirely of images from this book are included.

About the Author

Jim Harter is a successful artist and editor of several Dover Pictura CD-ROM Books, including Harter's Picture Archive for Collage and Illustration, Landscapes and Cityscapes for Artists and Craftspeople, Nautical Illustrations, and more.

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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Pictorial Archive
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; F First Edition edition (September 1, 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486236595
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486236599
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Rona L. Anderson on March 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you are looking for unusual and striking Victorian clip art, then Jim Harter's picture archive book is it. I am an artist who uses mixed media in collage form and I can't get enough of these illustrations. There is everything from gothic Victorian scenes, to animals of every type and people using unusual objects.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Danno VINE VOICE on January 18, 2012
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Dover publishes a lot of clip art archives, but this one is one of the best. Editor Jim Harter (an accomplished artist in his own right)selected a broad array of art across multiple categories. Want animals? In the mood for proper Victorian ladies and gents? Spiritualism and hypnotism? Mummies and shrunken heads? Toys and machines? Plants and planets? Masks and totemic tikis? They're here. While you'll recognize some of these images from advertisements and illustrations since they are public domain, I think you will appreciate not only the diversity but also the quality of the artwork here. Jim Harter designed a lot of posters and collages starting in the psychedelic era, and he's got a great eye for choosing evocative images that you can immediately incorporate into your colleges regardless of your style.

Harter also includes a few inspirational collages showing what can be done with the sources in the book, and he also shares some lovely backgrounds which can be very useful. His introductory remarks are brief but among the most useful I've seen on the topic.

I wish that Dover had gone the extra mile to include a CD-ROM with this book as they do with some of their more recent titles like "Steampunk Sourcebook." But since they haven't, it's no big deal to scan in the book yourself since all the images are contained in only around 90 pages. Every page is printed single-sided to prevent bleedthrough, but since the actual paper isn't the most opaque in the world, I recommend placing a sheet or two of clean, blank, newsprint-style paper behind each page you scan to minimize any chance of capturing a ghost of a subsequent page. It's worth the extra effort.

This is a book which I can clearly envision using for a very long time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Martinez on November 15, 2009
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This book makes a fine collection to my book of arts. This helps you if you are into making art from images or imagination. They have samples in the book with images made out of many images found in the book. The cover of this book is made out of different images from the book, pretty much a copy and paste method. Detailed drawings black and white. Recommended for anyone who is into detailed ink art.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Van Patten on March 20, 2011
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This book was a great purchase. I reference it often when deciding how to assemble an ink drawing. This book has many examples of truly black and white images. Many ink books I've purchased contain images that are hard to view just because the whole image is the same tone. Ink is a difficult thing to master, thus making contrast even more important than it would be in any other form of drawing or painting. This book contains images that are full of contrast and are not in any way difficult to view.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ravenklaws on July 3, 2011
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I checked this book out from the library years ago. It hooked me with its collage effects. I used it for my own gain then it became gone. I'm so glad to have my own copy now. The seller was great!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Fraczak on December 18, 2012
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The pics are really good. I like the loris pic a lot. Some of the best pics around. Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eva I Molnar on November 28, 2012
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An excellent if brief catalogue of weird and wonderful
illustrations. Great fun to just look at or use as inspiration
for artwork.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jpw on January 2, 2012
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Amazingly stimulating...this book assisted me in improving both visual and verbal communication in my work. A true feast for the mind.
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