Primacy of Drawing - Deanna Petherbridge (Hardcover)

Histories and Theories of Practice

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Discusses the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art since the fifteenth century, through an examination of its practice: how and why it is made, how it relates to other forms of visual production and theories of art, and what artists themselves have written about it.

Product Details

Barcode
9780300126464
Department
Books
Released
7 May 2010
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Deanna Petherbridge
Subtitle
Histories and Theories of Practice
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Yale Univ Pr
Language
English
Number of Pages
521
Dimensions
298 x 254 x 51mm (3.34kg)

Annotation

Examines specific works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and other great draftsmen, discussing the importance of sketching in generating ideas and problem solving.

Summary

  • In this important and original book, Deanna Petherbridge—herself a practicing artist—affirms the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art from the 15th century to the present. Scrutinizing a wide range of drawings, Petherbridge confirms a long historical commitment to the primal importance of sketching in generating ideas and problem solving, examines the production of autonomous drawings as gifts or for pleasure, and traces the importance of the life-class and theories of drawing in the training of artists until well into the 20th century. She also addresses the changing role of drawing in relation to contemporary practice and its importance for conceptual artists working in a nonhierarchical manner with a multiplicity of practices, techniques and technologies.
     
    In addition to analyzing specific works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso, and other great draftsmen, Petherbridge pays close attention to those artists traditionally regarded as “minor” because of their graphic elaboration or involvement with caricature and play, as well as to the important contribution of women artists in the 20th and 21st centuries. Responding to the vibrant rediscovery of drawing as significant practice in studios, exhibitions, and art schools, Petherbridge proposes an ambitious and novel agenda for the study and enjoyment of drawing.

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General Subject
Art
BISAC Subject 1
Art / History / General
BISAC Subject 2
Design / History & Criticism
BISAC Subject 3
Design / Graphic Arts / Illustration
BISAC Subject 4
Art / History / General
BISAC Subject 5
Design / History & Criticism
BIC Classification 1
Drawing & drawings
Library Subject 1
Drawing.
Library Subject 2
Thought and thinking.
Library Subject 3
Drawing
Dewey Classification
741.01

Author Bio

Deanna Petherbridge is a practising artist. She was formerly Professor of Drawing at the Royal College of Art and is now Visiting Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts London.