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This review is from: A Short Book About Drawing (Hardcover)
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Andrew Marr's book is a total delight from start to finish. I particularly enjoyed it because I have just been reading Matthew Crawford's 'The Case for Working with your Hands' which Marr refers to in his book. Like Crawford, Marr sets out a case for using our hands, eyes and brain together to work on an engaging activity - whether it is for enjoyment, employment or edification - as a life-enhancing, or even a life-giving necessity.
Marr looks at historical aspects of drawing, particularly in European culture, and at how we categorise different types of drawing and art, and illustrates much of the book with his own art.
It should appeal to anyone who draws, or who would like to, or who is interested in drawing as art, as an integral part of human culture, or who is interested in reading about Andrew Marr's beliefs - I loved the book.