Publisher description for Dragons : a book of designs / Marty Noble.


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Illustrators and craftspeople will find a host of uses for this collection of one of the most famous of mythical creatures. Over 120 black-and-white images of dragons are presented in this convenient, permission-free book of original renderings based on motifs in a wide array of sources--fairy tale collections, medieval French and Celtic manuscripts, Japanese and Chinese artwork, and more. The illustrations depict smoke-and-fire-breathing dragons, scaly creatures of the sea, powerful beasts endangering the lives of mariners, Celtic dragons with interwoven body parts, and much more. An indispensable collection of usable art ideal for book and magazine illustration, these imaginative and highly unusual creatures will also appeal to craftworkers, book browsers and fans of mythical monsters. Dover Original. Approximately 125 black-and-white designs on 30 plates, plus 2 in full color on covers.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Dragons in art, Decoration and ornament Themes, motives