Originally published in 1923. The author was a well known early cartoonist and book illustrator. Contents Include : Originality In Pen Drawing And Design To My Fellow Students Various Methods and Various Means A Few Hints To Special Artists A Few Hints To Lady Students A Little Captious Criticism of The Lady Art Student The Illustrating of Books. The book is well illustrated with examples of the authors work and hints for the student. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This charming classic of film literature was originally published in 1914 and hence represents an early attempt to catalogue the allure of cinema and how the motion picture industry began. This tale of life in the early days of cinema will be of interest to film historians and anyone interested in that period of history. The book outlines the actors, the producers, the studios and the audiences as well as the advertising and regulation at the time with often amusing stories and facts along with the author’s own drawings. Overall this serves as a fascinating introduction to the making of early films, which at the time was a great mystery to most people.