Berger on Drawing

By: Berger, John & Jim Savage

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B&W Illustrations; 9.61 X 6.61 X 0.63 inches; v,159 pages; Soft cover is self wraps, has slight bumping, rubbing. Pink spine with black lettering. Previous owner's name neatly written on bottom of half title page. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 47 b/w drawings. The prolific author's ideas can be summed up into three main concepts: Drawing as observation, drawing as memory and drawing as expressing ideas. Although drawing from observation was of fundamental importance in the past today we see more and more an engagement of drawing with memory and as expression of ideas. This doesn't mean that people don't deal with observational drawing, it means that its practice as it was in the past has become obsolete in the sense of drawing is a starting point as study for a final painting. The introduction of photography and the end of old art academies accelerated this change. This essay will deal mainly with drawing as memory and drawing as ideas. It will first look at artists who use drawing in a more conventional way for ideas and memory. Then it will move on to consider artists who challenge the medium itself (pencil, paper and so on) to push the idea of drawing to express drawing as memory and drawing as observation.

Title: Berger on Drawing

Author Name: Berger, John & Jim Savage

Categories: social history, psychology/philosophy, anthropology/language/linguistics, Reference, Art, Archaeology, Education, Cultural History, Literature/Poetry/Classics,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Aghabullogue, Co. Cork, Ireland, Occasional Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0954897633

ISBN Number 13: 9780954897635

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 8449

Keywords: Art; Artists; Art Media; Drawing; Education; Reference; Art Criticism; Art Genre; Booker Prize Winner;,