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Drawing is Thinking

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The drawings depicted here represent a range of subject matter taken from throughout Glaser's career. They illustrate the author's commitment to the fundamental idea that drawing is not simply a way to represent reality, but a way to understand and experience the world.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 26th 2008 by The Overlook Press (first published November 13th 2008)
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Jamil
Dec 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-design, drawings
Milton Glaser, from the prefacing interview with Peter Mayer:

"When you look at a Vermeer and read in an art history book that the reason the work is successful is the compositional balance of yellow and blue, you are being informed of nothing. The reason you are responsive to a Vermeer is because he has moved your mind. Cézanne showed us that in a bowl of apples, and every artist does this same thing in his own way."

"The fact is we develop immunity to experience, because we have to, because if w
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Howard Cincotta
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
While staying at an artist friend’s house in Santa Fe – chock full of art books and artist bios – I was drawn in particular to two volumes by Milton Glaser: Drawing is Thinking (2008) and an earlier volume, Art is Work (2000).

On one level, Drawing is Thinking is a sophisticated exercise in pouring old wine into new bottles. In this case, Glaser has taken paintings, drawings, sketches, and posters from 1960 to 2006 and assembled them into a single book-length sequence, without captions, thereby r
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Elizabeth
If I understand rightly, the goal for this book is to observe. To see the image on the left page and make connections to the image on the right page. Which is cool. It lets you hone in on what gives an image meaning and what elements: shading, color, stroke, express the tone. Except most of the drawings are creepy, cause Milton Glaser...
Gavin
Apr 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Milton Glaser signed a my copy to me. A treasure in my art and design library.
Becca
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, design
read it in order. lot's of ideas for experimentation.
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More images than words.
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