Drawing Acts: Studies in Graphic Expression and Representation

Drawing Acts: Studies in Graphic Expression and Representation

by David Rosand
     
 

Explores the significance of the act of drawing, establishing new foundations, appreciation of artistic drawings.See more details below

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Explores the significance of the act of drawing, establishing new foundations, appreciation of artistic drawings.

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'… this is a brilliant and penetrating book: learned, urbane, well-written … and above all informed by a deep, visual sensibility which makes his detailed analysis of individual works of art exceptionally full and compelling.' Apollo Magazine
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Rosand (art history, Columbia U.) presents ideas that he first aired publicly in a 1977 lecture and has cultivated since then. His explorations extend far beyond the traditional agenda of connoisseurship with regard to drawing; instead he looks at the phenomenology of drawing<-->the making of drawings and the meanings that can be discerned from them as a record of the workings of hand, body, and mind. Seeking new foundations for the criticism and appreciation of drawing, he focuses carefully on drawings by artists such as da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Picasso, among others, as well as on the history and theory of the medium itself. The text is supported by 332 b&w plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521773300
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2002
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.18(d)

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