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Classical Life Drawing Studio: Lessons & Teachings in the Art of Figure Drawing
Classical drawing is staging a comeback. The Art Students League of New York presents a unique and perfect celebration of this revival: a gallery of never-before-published 19th- and 20th-century drawings and invaluable insights from the League's figurative drawing teachers along, with exemplary works by them and their select students. With a foreword by celebrated artist W ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Sterling
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This book is filled front to back with wonderful, full page, academic charcoal figure drawings. I did not see any "lessons" on drawing spelled out in this book. Rather the photos of themselves are lessons to study and copy. The book's strongest selling point for me was that it contains a plethora of beautiful full page photographs of charcoal figure drawings completed by talented academically trained artists. I would buy this book as a reference and display it proudly on my coffee table. It is o ...more
An excellent collection of Life Drawings from the Art Students League of New York. Many of the pieces go back to the late 1800's and early 1900's and feature famous instructors such as George Bridgman. One of the more interesting features of the book is the section displaying the works of the teachers and their students. As a collection of drawing this is an excellent book, however, the title states "Lessons and Teachings", and there is little of that. Some musings from the teachers, but no act ...more