The New Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain: The 1999, 3rd Edition

Paperback | September 15, 1999

byBetty Edwards

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When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition.

Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes:

  • the very latest developments in brain research
  • new material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education
  • instruction on self-expression through drawing
  • an updated section on using color
  • detailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving


Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life—artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers—have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. The Los Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing . . . should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates."

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Dr. Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain didn't just teach readers how to draw, but how to solve problems in all walks of life – whether you're an artist, student, executive, real estate agent or engineer. Now she offers this expanded and revised edition, polished and perfected over ten years of teaching workshops and ...

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When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book w...

Betty Edwards is professor emeritus of art at California State University in Long Beach, California. She is the author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the, the world's most widely used drawing instructional, which has been translated into thirteen foreign languages with U.S. sales of almost three million copies. She speaks regu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874774241

ISBN - 13:9780874774245

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Drawing and the Art of Bicycle Riding
2. The Drawing Exercises: One Step at a Time
3. Your Brain: The Right and Left of It
4. Crossing Over: Experiencing the Shift from Left to Right
5. Drawing on Memories: Your History as an Artist
6. Getting Around Your Symbol System: Meeting Edges and Contours
7. Perceiving the Shape of a Space: The Positive Aspects of Negative Space
8. Relationships in a New Mode: Putting Sighting in Perspective
9. Facing Forward: Portrait Drawing with Ease
10. The Value of Logical Lights and Shadows
11. Drawing on the Beauty of Color
12. The Zen of Drawing: Drawing Out the Artist Within

Afterword: Is Beautiful Handwriting a Lost Art?
Postscript
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

From Our Editors

Dr. Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain didn't just teach readers how to draw, but how to solve problems in all walks of life – whether you're an artist, student, executive, real estate agent or engineer. Now she offers this expanded and revised edition, polished and perfected over ten years of teaching workshops and seminars. The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain covers the latest advances in brain research, use of drawing techniques in schools and corporations, self-expression through drawing, use of colour and application of the five basic drawing skills in solving problems.