This is a beautiful and informative book, both interesting and insightful. The author covers such a wonderful range of artists and works, with a knowledgeable, clear tone. I really love the unique and original approach and structure, different to the many other drawing books I have, and very refreshing to read.
There is so much useful and valuable content that I can see it will be a favourite source of reference for time to come, not only a delight to look at and read.
Particularly helpful to me were the the very enlightening and practical parts about each work that include commentary and advice/tips on form and space, composition, sources and materials.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in an engaging and stimulating observation of the history and analysis of important and influential works, along with artists both established and learning. Truly inspiring read.
There are many books about drawing technique and many books about art appreciation, but few combine the two interests in such an intuitive and informative way as this one. Guy Noble's book will prove to be invaluable to experienced artists, art students in fact anyone who has an interest in the way art is created and conceived. The way the book is written and the lay out of images makes it a joy to read. As an artist myself I found the way the author analyses work of the masters and uses his expertise to apply their techniques to aid learning, truly enlightening. This book will be a 'go to' reference for many years to come, absolutely brilliant!!
I have a dozen drawing books. Many are great, but inevitable they teach the style of the author. This is different. A hundred different artistic styles and techniques to choose from with some direction on what makes them work. A great book for someone who is trying to develop their drawing skills.
I love this book for the approach of the author teaching drawing, he is engaging and professional too. The matter is clearly treated with deep knowledge and easy understanding, supported by lots of images of very good quality. I recommend this book to everybody want to learn drawing.
I’ve been teaching art for 25 years and an artist for twice that. This book is a gem of a book. It shows you how to learn FROM artists not copy them and delves into rich understanding behind the cognitive mechanics of drawing. I’ll be reading and referring to this book for a long time and I thank the author for writing it.
THIS BOOK HAS ABOUT 50 MASTER DRAWINGS OUT OF 100.THE REST ARE ABSTRACT ,VISUALLY OBTUSE OR JUST CHILDISHLY SIMPLE.I SUPPOSE THE AUTHOR WANTED TO GIVE A BROAD SURVEY OF DRAWING AND HE ADMITS THAT SOME SO CALLED MASTERS WON,T STAND THE TEST OF TIME .THE BOOK IS WELL WORTH THE AMAZON PRICE HOWEVER AND THE QUALITY OF THE REPRODUCTIONS IS EXCELLENT