The list author says: "Looking for a good book that explains how to draw? Here are my recommendations for texts that actually teach something and not merely show samples of the author's work. All of the books here have, I think, something to recommend them. Their order in the list is accidental, not an evaluation."
"An interesting book. Contains the author's sketches made during a visit to Japan, as well as a basic explanation of a system used for architectural and design drawing. The system is based on the square and can be used in a variety of situations."
"Not a whit of instruction here, but you can see how a master did it and try to imitate some of his drawings. Many preliminary studies and you can see some of his goofs, which is especially good on those days when your self-criticism has reached new heights. Yes, even Cezanne had to work at it! Also includes some drawings by his young son."
"A well-rounded introduction in drawing with a number of exercises and illustrations of using different media, such as pencil, ink, and charcoal. One caveat. The book was originally published in Spanish, so some of the terms are not precise. I found the text to talk about "ballpoint" when it meant "roller ball." Still, not a major problem."