A Guide to Drawing, Concise Edition / Edition 8

A Guide to Drawing, Concise Edition / Edition 8

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A Guide to Drawing, Concise Edition / Edition 8

A CONCISE GUIDE TO DRAWING is a technique-based drawing manual based on the best-selling A GUIDE TO DRAWING. Condensed to focus on the main art elements, this concise guide maintains the excellent balance of classic, historical examples from around the world coupled with the most current images that reflect the state of the art of drawing, in a brief format. The text begins with an introduction to the nature of drawing, emphasizing the development of thought processes and developing sight skills. Part II provides the text's main focus, the art elements, including chapters on Line, Texture, Value and Color, Composition, and Linear Perspective and Forms in Space. The text concludes by touching upon the topics of drawing media, subject matter, as well as a new section on the most up-to-date drawing resources and materials.

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ISBN-13: 9781111344221
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 768,331
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David L. Faber is an American master printmaker and Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at Wake Forest University where he has taught since 1984. He is the lead-author of A GUIDE TO DRAWING. Faber has had 22 solo exhibitions of his work since 1976 and has exhibited in numerous group and invitational exhibitions since 1974. He has lectured and worked as a guest artist in Canada, England, Germany, Italy, and South America. Some of his most notable works include: the Aberdeen Headlands series of chine colle monotypes; the Holstein Poetry-Catenary Curve series of intaglio prints; Saint Anna of Silos and Air; the Germans in Brazil series of lithographs produced in Sao Paulo, Brazil at Ymagos Atelier; the Red Holstein Factor series of plaster-cast intaglio prints; and the Piano Sheaves series of intaglio prints. Among Faber's most practiced printmaking techniques are intaglio, lithography, monotype, and plaster-cast intaglio prints. He specializes in drypoint, engraving, mezzotint, and etching techniques. His prints are held in the permanent collections of The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Art Museum of the Ukraine in Kiev, The U.S. State Department, Washington, DC, and The American Bar Association, Chicago.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Purpose of Drawing. Part II: THE ART ELEMENTS. 2. Line. 3. Texture. 4. Value and Color. 5. Composition. 6. Linear Perspective and Forms in Space. Part III: DRAWING MEDIA. 7. Multiplicities of Drawing Media. Part IV: Subject Matter. 8. Subject Matter in Traditional and Contemporary Drawing. Part V: DRAWING RESOURCES. 9. Resources and Materials.

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