Publication Date: 23/02/2023 ISBN: 9780500297001 Category:

Ways of Drawing

Julian Bell, Julia Balchin, Claudia Tobin

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Date: 23/02/2023 ISBN: 9780500297001 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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A lavishly illustrated collection of essays on drawing as a vital intellectual, artistic and life practice, by the artists of the Royal Drawing School.

Drawing is among the most profound ways of engaging with the world. It is absorbing, instinctive – a way not just of seeing, but of understanding what we see.

Ways of Drawing brings together a range of reflections and creative propositions by contemporary artists and teachers associated with the Royal Drawing School, generously illustrated with images by alumni of the School and the work of significant artists past and present. From explorations of artistic development to short, imaginative strategies for seeing the world afresh, it repositions this art form as a vital force in the contemporary world.

Advocating passionately for drawing as both deeply personal and utterly essential, this book is an invaluable companion for artists with all levels of experience looking for new inspirations for their practice.

Publisher Review

'More than a teach-yourself manual, offering prescriptive lessons in perspective or proportion, colour palettes or light ... the emphasis of this book is on range, on a variety of approaches' - The Times 'Excellent ... this book is the most engaging, informative and affirming I have read on the making of drawing' - RA Magazine 'Inspiring' - Artists & Illustrators 'Grapples with the paradox of learning to shed one's preconceptions and practices' - World of Interiors

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