This book gathers together in one volume several of Giovanni Civardi's guides to drawing. It contains Drawing Hands and Feet, The Clothed Figure, Drawing Portraits, Drawing Scenery, Drawing Techniques and Drawing Light and Shade. It covers a lot of topics but not well or in depth and as an experienced artist I found it unsatisfactory. It has a lot of drawings but is short on text. The artist shows you many of his works but doesn't tell you much about how he achieved the results he got. Lacking much text means it is doesn't offer much advice. Consequently, I wouldn't recommend this book to a beginner. If you must have this book, then buy the latest edition which includes The Nude. It is far cheaper than buying his drawing guides individually. Just don't pay full price. However, my advice is to look elsewhere. There are plenty of other books that will give you far more. For landscape drawing I strongly recommend Pencil Magic by Phil Metzger. For fantastic value go for the following volume published by North Light Books. which contains 4 useful books. You'll find it on Amazon under "Big Book of Drawing: Sketching and Drawing, Draw Real Animals, Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces, Fast Sketching Techniques (Hardcover)by Cathy Johnson (Author)" Just check the prices of the individual books it contains and you'll see what I mean.