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Extraordinary Sketchbooks: Inspiring Examples from Artists, Designers, Students and Enthusiasts [Paperback]

Jane Stobart
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21 Nov 2011
New Stock Due in 30/10/2012 Extraordinary Sketchbooks opens up a rich vein of unusual themes and functions for sketchbooks, with examples that demonstrate a variety of inventive approaches. The book features an inspiring gallery from 31 practitioners, some as young as 16, through to well respected artists such as William Kentridge and Henry Moore. A fantastic resource for artists.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (21 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140813442X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408134429
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stobart sets out to 'make a strong case for the benefits of keeping a sketchbook' and she successfully does this throughout the book with the many delightful, vibrant and arresting images and through content that gives the reader an insight into how creative people use, think and feel about sketchbooks. --International Journal of Education through Art

About the Author

JANE STOBART is a well-known printmaker. She teaches at West Dean College in Chichester and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public and private collections in Germany, USA and UK. Drawing and sketchbook research are integral to her work as a practicing artist.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and unusual variety 12 Jan 2012
By E Jacob
Format:Paperback
Really unusual to see such a variety of artists and particularly interesting how the author included well known artists along side students. Excellent quality book, well laid out, nicely paced, good amount of text and rich with images. It also interests me to see how sketchbooks relate to final works, which is not shown in this book. For some of the artists that I particularly liked it left me wanting to see more of their completed works, but appreciate that's not what the book is about, it is more about showing a variety of different styles and ways of approaching sketchbooks. It is inspiring and good for students. Excellent value on Amazon for 12! I would recommend it.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Sketchbooks -review 25 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a truly excellent and enjoyable book,filled with high quality images and clear concise text,free from waffle. It highlights the value of sketching and other eperiments in the creation of a work of art. it shows why a sketchbook is an artits most valuable posession. The contrasting and varied range of artists reviewed shows that there are many varied approaches to visual creativity. I have no hesitation, as a designer and design teacher of over 40 years experience, in reccomending this book to anyone with an interest in this area.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 21 Dec 2011
By careyg
Format:Paperback
I love this book, it's given me so much to think about. I particularly appreciate the variety and range of artists' work shown - from young students through to established names. My sketchbook and the way I put together visual notes has improved no end. I can recommend this to anyone at whatever stage of their artistic development.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired students 21 Dec 2011
By SteveV
Format:Paperback
Clear concise and well laid out, the author has allowed the work to do the talking. As a design lecturer I have found my students inspired particularly by the inclusion of other students work within the book. From the internationally renown Henry Moore to the never heard of him M. Sidki, Jane Stobart has shown just how personal and intimate the sketchbook can be.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Sketchbooks 22 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback
This book is a wonderful addition to my working library. Although a practicing artist, I have rarely used a sketchbook. I am now inspired to keep one, or even several. Here is book full of ideas and so diverse. It shows not only the work of heavy-weights artists like Henry Moore, but also lively pages by students. Marvelous!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book 9 Jan 2012
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A really interesting collection of sketchbooks. I'm so pleased to have this book and get inspiration every time I look through it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC RESOURCE!! 21 Dec 2011
By siboyce
Format:Paperback
As an Art teacher I felt compelled to shout about how fantastic this book has been for inspiring my students!! It really provokes thought on the potential a sketchbook can have. I particularly like the imaginative choice of artists demonstrating how versatile a sketchbook can be. My colleagues have also found this book equally as valuable a resource.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sketchbook Inspiration for all abilities 10 Feb 2014
By mazand
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book has lots of new ideas for use of a sketchbook. Sometimes similar books are too precious in their content but this one shows spontaneous use of media and many examples are experimental. Also the range of ages and abilities illustrated gives readers confidence to be adventurous with their own ideas. Great ideas for presentation and use of media. Well worth having as a reference and source of inspiration and shpws that sketchbooks should be personal.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very useful. clearly written.
Published 2 days ago by Moon rahman
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, a great resource!
Wonderful! I originally purchased this as a prize to give out to pupils and ended up getting one as a resource to inspire sketchbook presentation / development in class too. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Bpeg23
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A fascinating peek into other artists methods of approach to preparing for their work.
Published 24 days ago by Eileen Helen
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
This book helps with ideas for sketchbooks and gives you an insight of what a good sketchbook should look like!
Published 5 months ago by Laura Donnellan
5.0 out of 5 stars Sketchbook
Just what the recipient wanted for Christmas. Very interesting and novel approach to sketchbooking. Variety of media and trechniques covered.
Published 6 months ago by B. J. Reeks
3.0 out of 5 stars Average sketchbooks
I don't suppose a book called Average sketchbooks would sell particularly well but I personally can't see much here that I would call extraordinary. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Stevo
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Very good, inexpensive map. Great , speedy delivery and a great thing to have on the wall at home for the kids to ask questions about
Published 8 months ago by A. Whitehouse
1.0 out of 5 stars I am not angry. I am disappointed.
I have never been so disappointed in a book. I anticipated some insight into various painters' working methods and thought processes, their choices and planning laid bare. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Geoffrey Warburton
5.0 out of 5 stars As inspiring as the title
what a fantastic selection of sketchbooks from a wide range of artists. As a tutor I am always looking for ways to inspire art students - as an artist it is really interesting to... Read more
Published 9 months ago by JJ tutor
5.0 out of 5 stars really inspitring book
I bought this as a gift for my son who has just started uni to study illustration. In a world where artists are forgetting to draw, this is a great book to inspire. Read more
Published 10 months ago by ms c winteringham
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