£19.96
  • RRP: £24.95
  • You Save: £4.99 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Walk the Line: The Art of... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 12 images

Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing Hardcover – 14 Oct 2013

4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£19.96
£13.78 £17.54
£19.96 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing
  • +
  • Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing
Total price: £45.93
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King; 01 edition (14 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780671105
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780671109
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 3.8 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

About the Author

Ana Ibarra graduated in Philosophy in Spain, where she was born. She came to London to study Product Design. She is currently one of the editors of Elephant magazine. Marc Valli is the co-founder of retail and book-selling company Magma in the UK, and of visual art magazines Graphic and Elephant. He is the author of RGB (Reviewing Graphics in Britain) and co-author of Microworlds (Laurence King).


Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Jeff Walmsley TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Feb. 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I didn't like this work as much as Parka. Our views are obviously totally subjective, so how much you like it depends on whether your taste in art matches his or mine.

The skills on display vary from the mind-boggling to the average, and the subject matter from the sublime to the repellent, and from the enchanting to the pointless. For my taste, too many of the examples are creepy, ugly, gross, or depressing - none of these genre matching my view of the purpose of art (note: MY view; yours may be different, which is fine). A psychiatrist would have a field day with some of them.

Some examples are glorified doodles of the kind I used to make at long, boring meetings when it wasn't my turn to bore everyone else. Others are exercises in pure skill, and therefore appear to qualify more as craft than art - which certainly has its place in this context - whilst still others appear to qualify as sign-writing or graphic design, neither of which interest me greatly.

If I were rating the content en masse, I perhaps wouldn't give more than 3 stars; but despite the nature of much of the subject matter, I'm still glad to have it; it's good value for money in terms of PPP (pix per pound), I found it "interesting" (I would put that in italics if Amazon allowed) and I've quite enjoyed browsing it. However, if your taste is for the conventional in landscape portrait, and still-life drawing, you might find better use for your money.

I suspect that the cardboard covers will deteriorate pretty quickly with much handling, especially the unprotected corners. Can't see the point of this kind of bookbinding.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 Oct. 2013
Format: Hardcover
Length: 2:04 Mins
Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing is a delightful collection of artworks that celebrate traditional drawing.

This is a thick 320-page hardcover authored by Ana Ibarra and Marc Valli. The cover is those cardboard cut off at the sides, and the pages are off white, non glossy.

The work curated and showcased are outstanding. Well, there are 66 artists so you get to see a huge variety of work. The media used are mainly pencils, graphite, charcoal, ballpoint and ink. These artists are masters of the tools they use. It's quite amazing what effects the tools can produce, such as realistic fur drawings with pencils, the textures created by ballpoint pen hatching. The illustrations are really beautiful, detailed.

It's difficult for me to pick any particular artist or piece and say that's my favourite. Every artwork is unique and has their own charm, some alluring element. All are inspiring to look at, be it portraiture, pattern designs, animals or scenes from imagination.

Each artist also has a short profile talking about their background, techniques, style and other stuff.

Highly recommended to those who like contemporary art and illustration in traditional medium.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
good selection of drawings , very talented people
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
just received this and it looks just what I need
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Magnificent.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback