The Art of Responsive Drawing / Edition 6

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More a “how-to-see-it” than a “how-to-do-it” book, this edition explores the disguises and characteristics of shapes and forms in nature, and it examines the visual elements and the relational, moving, and emotive forces that constitute the language of drawing. Clear and objective, this book offers an intensive examination of vital drawing processes and concepts, an in-depth analysis of exceptional drawings by old and contemporary artists, and suggested exercises to enhance the readers' grasp of important measurable and dynamic phenomena. For the art student, the art teacher, the interested amateur, and the practicing artist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131945616
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Edition description: 6TH
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 486,293
  • Product dimensions: 8.23 (w) x 10.83 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents



1. Gestural Expression: Deduction through Feeling.

2. Shape: An Irony.

3. Line: The Indispensable Abstraction.

4. Value: Light, Local Tone, and Mood.

5. Perspective: The Foreshortened View.

6. Volume: The Sculptural Sense.

7. Color: The Transforming Element.

8. Media and Materials: The Tools of Drawing.

9. Visual Issues: The Forming of Order.

10. Expressive Issues: The Forming of Meaning.

11. Envisioned Images: Improvisations of Form and Space.

12. Pathologies of Drawing: Some Symptoms and Defects.

13. Finding Your Way: Options and Attitudes.



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