On Drawing by Roger WinterOn Drawing by Roger Winter

On Drawing

byRoger Winter

Paperback | April 8, 2008

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This new edition draws on Roger Winters' considerable experience from several years of classroom instruction as well as professional work, culminating in a thoroughly revised introduction to the elements and domains of drawing. More attention is given to the visual ideas of drawing in this edition, dealing with seminal topics such as letter design, geometry, and subjects, but also drawing for picture books and graphic novels, as well as providing practical information of how one learns to draw professionally. While the Internet has permanently reduced the distance between cultures, this new edition reflects this phenomenon with content on the emergence of a global art. This book shows a special interest-without taking sides-in the intellectualizing of art brought about by university art departments and technology, and the effect this has had on traditional skill-based approaches to art. A brief glossary is included, as well as a helpful appendix which offers a series of exercises on several core topics for student use.
Roger Winter taught painting and drawing at Southern Methodist University from 1963 to 1989. His past students include nationally recognized artists John Alexander, David Bates, Stephen Mueller, and Robert Yarber. His work has been represented by the Fischbach Gallery in New York City and has been shown at galleries throughout the U.S....
Title:On DrawingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 7.55 × 9.14 × 0.45 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0742559165

ISBN - 13:9780742559165

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Chapter One: A Brief History Chapter 2 Nascent Drawing; Prehistoric Drawings; Replication; The Age of Disillusion; New Questions Part 3 Chapter Two: Process or Product? Chapter 4 Drawing as a Verb; Gesture Drawing; Ephemera; Drawing as a Noun; A Complete Sentence Part 5 Chapter Three: Cutting Chapter 6 Scissors; Assemblage; Installations Part 7 Chapter Four: Drawing and Writing Chapter 8 Early Writing; Hieroglyphics; Arabic; Chinese Calligraphy; Illuminated Books; Contemporary Hand Lettering; Modern Pictography Part 9 Chapter Five: Geometry Chapter 10 The Golden Section; Geometry in Aboriginal Art; Geometry and the 20th Century; Linear Perspective; Isometric Drawing; Oblique Drawing; Options; Vernacular Geometry; The Geometric Figure in Contemporary Art; Pure Form Part 11 Chapter Six: Subjects Chapter 12 The Nude; The Head; Landscapes; More Flora and Fauna; Social Commentary; Della Street; The Landscape of the Mind Part 13 Chapter Seven: The Picture Story Chapter 14 The Comics; Graphic Books; Animation; Illustrated Children's Books Part 15 Chapter Eight: The Learning Process Chapter 16 The Academy; The Atelier; University Art Departments; A Challenge; Teaching and Technology Part 17 Epilogue Part 18 Appendix

Editorial Reviews

Roger Winter's On Drawing probes the mystery of one of the greatest gifts of humanity, the urge to express oneself through images, in a word an innate need to communicate through design rather than language or sound. The widespread appreciation for the intrinsic quality of cartoons, comics, and on occasion even graffiti and advertising as a form of art underlies Winter's broad understanding of the pervasive role of drawing today. The author's full exposition of drawing's importance as a means of visual expression from prehistoric times to the present, with its proliferation of digital and other media and a nonhierarchical pluralism of competing styles, is as lucid and accessible as it is insightful. Anyone who has ever uttered the word beautiful (or ugly), much less doodled his or her thoughts on a pad of paper, will be enriched by the words of this influential mentor of a generation of leading artists.