The Visual Language of Drawing: Lessons on the Art of Seeing
James Lancel McElhinney, Art Students League (New York, N.Y.), Instructors of the Arts Students League of New York
Sterling, 2012 - Art - 196 pages
Featuring the insights of 15 current and former Art Students League instructors, this stunning volume reassesses the art of drawing not as a technique, but as the essential grammar of all visual thinking. In an illuminating introductory essay, James Lancel McElhinney punctures the myth that learning to draw is something for experts only, and presents methods for making, appreciating, and teaching drawing. The 15 contributors then offer a broad range of stylistic approaches and methodologies, accompanied by examples of their own and their students' artwork. A final section of basic exercises, along with information on materials, techniques, and resources, completes this inspirational study.
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Instructors/Contributors: Sigmund Abeles, Will Barnet, William Behnken, George Cannata, Bruce Dorfman, Ellen Eagle, Henry Finkelstein, Michael Grimaldi, Charles Hinman, Grace Knowlton, Knox Martin, Frank O’Cain, Jonathan Shahn, Costa Vavagiakis, Alex Zwarenstein