Art of Drawing by Philip Rawson ISBN: 9780356095004
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Immediate dispatch from Somerset. Nice book in great condition. Pages in excellent condition. No notes or highlighting. Name sticker in front. See images. Fantastic book.
About the book >.>.> Drawing is the most fundamental and direct artistic activity. It is fundamental because you need to be able to draw before you paint or make sculpture; it is direct because it reflects immediately the impulses of your imagination as your hand responds to them. You can do it with virtually anything that leaves a mark. Everyone can learn to draw. The clear practical text backed up by closely integrated diagrams and drawings explores the many methods involved in making drawings. A discussion of marks lines and structures gives the reader a basic vocabulary with which to construct drawings. The author then investigates the different ways these elements can be put together: to create enclosures negative spaces frottage and collage groups grids and diagrams. He explains how methods of toning and shading can be used to produce a variety of effects. All these techniques are then applied to create impressions of space perspective the third dimension and recognizable objects and figures. Throughout the book abstract and figurative drawing are treated as parts of a continuous spectrum abstract skills being immediately relevant to all forms of representation. The reader is shown how even the most complex master drawings are built up of many basic individual techniques. The stimulating range of illustrations stresses this interrelationship: simple diagrams are paired with masterpieces to demonstrate the methods involved; drawings by the widest range of artists – from Matthew Paris to Paul Klee Rembrandt to Picasso – are used to illustrate each and every technique. It is by mastering these techniques ? rather than by copying that students will be able to produce their own original drawings.
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