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Contemporary Drawing [Hardcover]

Margaret Davidson
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Book Description

3 Jun 2011
For serious beginner to professional-level artists seeking advanced explorations of the conceptual and technical foundations of modern era and contemporary drawing. Drawing has recently experienced a renewal of importance in the art world; in fact, it has rarely been as widely represented in the biennials, art fairs and exhibitions as it is now. Contemporary Drawing explores this resurgence through illuminating discussions on the historical and conceptual underpinnings of contemporary drawing, which are then reinforced and illustrated with specific drawing examples/techniques by modern era masters and leading contemporary artists.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill; 1 edition (3 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823033155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823033157
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 24 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Margaret Davidson has taught at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Washington State, at Indiana University and at the University of Washington. Davidson currently teaches courses in Drawing from Modern Masters, the Aesthetics of Drawing and Advanced Drawing Techniques at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington.

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book 21 Oct 2011
By Min
excellent ,inspiring and great for professional and amateur alike. No jargon yet not dumbing down either, gives an insight into why the artists choice of material is important, Margaret Contemporary Drawing helps you make better work by encouraging you to think about your mark making and materials before just grabbing the first thing that comes to hand.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drawing is Art 13 Jan 2012
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I was never a painter at school - always told to stop drawing and use more colour - eventually gave up as I obviously wasn't a 'proper' artist. So it's been wonderful to find a book 30yrs later, telling me that yes it actually is art! Lots of interesting pictures in this book, and although I found the text a little on the 'wordy' side, it was informative and thought provoking with it. Super-fast delivery too!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and shallow 11 Jun 2013
By Jan V.
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When reading the introduction and viewing some page examples, I decided to buy this book. However, the online preview is misleading. With name dropping such as Seurat and Kentridge I hoped to find a well elaborated and inspiring vision on contemporary drawing. But the author never really takes us on a intellectually challenging journey. She covers the subject following the classical themes, i.e. line, shape, figurative versus abstract, and many illustrative drawings are of her own hand (she has something with buttons, like the ones on your coat ...). most painfully, the book ends with a chapter describing the tools the contemporary draftsman might apply. Yes, you get a summary and a definition of The Pencil, Pastels, and so on.
Money not well spent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars drawing with a difference 7 July 2013
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Having seen the Jerwood exhibition of Drawing I felt I had to know more about drawing today.Thiis book set me thinking and trying ideas out.Im glad I bought it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 27 April 2013
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ARtists looking for a book that goes beyond the basics of academic drawing this is for you, totally recommend it.
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