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I ordered this after falling for the stunning Vitamin Ph book in this series. I was hugely disappointed in what passes for drawing in contemporary art, just as I was with the work done on the Illustration MA that ran along side my Photography MA. 'Self-obsessed', 'puerile', 'sixth-form' and 'juvenilia' are some of the words that spring to mind; 'elegant', 'inspiring', 'intriguing' and 'sophisticated' are not. (And Vitamin P is not much better.)
If you're into contemporary drawing already, then you probably know what to expect from this book, so what you get shouldn't be a disappointment.
If you're just into drawing FOR THE LOVE OF IT, and not FOR THE FINE ART OF IT, then you may be very shocked by what passes for drawing in this book. Conceptually it's contents may be all kinds of wonderful (though it leaves me cold), but *technically* 99.9% of it is on a parr with what my kids do when they're drawing Pokemon.