Lessons in Classical Drawing by Juliette Aristides

Detailed step by step guide to Salon drawing style and techniques.   It is very disciplined and gave me solid foundation for charcoal drawing.  It re-assured me about methods I was using intuitively and encouraged me to develop further (eg. use hard charcoal, draw lightly at first, measure, capture gradations in hue precisely).  Excellent foundation for painting.   I found this book the best of her Atelier books on classical painting and drawing.