Drawing: A Contemporary Approach by Teel SaleDrawing: A Contemporary Approach by Teel Sale

Drawing: A Contemporary Approach

byTeel Sale, Claudia Betti

Paperback | January 19, 2007

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DRAWING: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH takes you beyond conventional approaches, emphasizing the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social significance of art. The authors trace the evolution of today?s art from that of the past, showing drawing?s meaning and continuity. DRAWING: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH offers a combination of effective pedagogy, good exercises, and high-quality, contemporary drawings as models, focusing on contemporary artists who draw in a multicultural world.
Title:Drawing: A Contemporary ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.7 inPublished:January 19, 2007Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0495094919

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Table of Contents

Preface.Part I: INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING.1. Drawing: Definitions and Purposes.2. Learning to See: Gesture and Other Beginning Approaches.Part II: SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS OF THE ART ELEMENTS.3. Shape /Plane and Volume.4. Value.5. Line.6. Texture.7. Color.8. Antiperspective: The Triumph of the Picture Plane.Part III: A CONTEMPORARY VIEW9. Organizing the Picture Plane. 10. Thematic Development.11. A Look at Drawing Today.Part IV: PRACTICAL GUIDES.Guide A: Materials.Guide B: Keeping a Sketchbook.Guide C: Breaking Artistic Blocks and Making Critical Assessments.Guide D: Presentation.Glossary.Suggested Readings.

Editorial Reviews

"The authors write beautifully on the philosophy of drawing and art and seem committed to educating readers on the changes that drawing has undergone in the last hundred years. They show us with a number of vivid illustrations and examples that drawing is a unique art form capable of bringing out the most creative impulses that an artist might be searching fora]" "[They] have written a comprehensive exploration of the complexities of drawing today. They show us, through historical references with descriptive and inspirational illustrations, how drawing has progressed from its status as a preliminary layout tool to an art form in its own righta]." "DRAWING: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH is an important text for anyone interested in drawing as it is currently being practiced. It allows us to see the possibilities within what the authors reveal as an exciting and dynamic medium."