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4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Beginning with definitions of drawing, art, and other often vague terms, Rawson attempts to lay a foundation for spectators to identify and understand the elements of style in any drawing, old or new. Rawson’s writing style and tone will appeal to the beginning student of drawing; his observations, definitions, and theories will also be edifying to the well-established ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 322 pages
Published September 1st 1987 by University of Pennsylvania Press (first published January 1st 1969)
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Stephen
Jan 28, 2014 Stephen rated it it was amazing
I have been teaching drawing for 22 years. Rawsons" language and descriptions of the drawing process in the mind and through the hand are profound and accurate. He captures the spirit of what drawing is across cultures and time. I find it an indispensable tool for teaching and learning.
Gary
Nov 27, 2011 Gary rated it it was amazing
I vaguely remembered reading this in high school; managed to find an affordable used copy. It's just as brilliant as I remember. A bit pedantic, but truly thoughtful in the right areas. A gem.
Paul Howlett
May 08, 2012 Paul Howlett rated it it was amazing
This book was a challenge when I read it at eighteen and I found it so reading it again recently after a career in art .A writer who has such a profound intimate feeling for the crafts of his three
works "Drawing" "sculpture " and "ceramics " would be hard to find ,some of the choices of art works used are a bit dated or have suffered re-attribution,rereading books like these,rather than just acquiring information or a new approach ,one has the sense of engaging with a highly developed experience
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