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A Guide to Drawing, Concise Edition 8th Edition

David L. Faber, Daniel M. Mendelowitz

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2007, 2003, 1993
  • 224 Pages

Overview

A CONCISE GUIDE TO DRAWING is a technique-based drawing manual based on the best-selling A GUIDE TO DRAWING. Condensed to focus on the main art elements, this concise guide maintains the excellent balance of classic, historical examples from around the world coupled with the most current images that reflect the state of the art of drawing, in a brief format. The text begins with an introduction to the nature of drawing, emphasizing the development of thought processes and developing sight skills. Part II provides the text's main focus, the art elements, including chapters on Line, Texture, Value and Color, Composition, and Linear Perspective and Forms in Space. The text concludes by touching upon the topics of drawing media, subject matter, as well as a new section on the most up-to-date drawing resources and materials. This condensed content serves students as an additional drawing reference throughout their program and into their careers as artists.

David L. Faber, Wake Forest University

David L. Faber is an American master printmaker and Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at Wake Forest University where he has taught since 1984. He is the lead-author of A GUIDE TO DRAWING. Faber has had 22 solo exhibitions of his work since 1976 and has exhibited in numerous group and invitational exhibitions since 1974. He has lectured and worked as a guest artist in Canada, England, Germany, Italy, and South America. Some of his most notable works include: the Aberdeen Headlands series of chine collé monotypes; the Holstein Poetry-Catenary Curve series of intaglio prints; Saint Anna of Silos and Air; the Germans in Brazil series of lithographs produced in Sao Paulo, Brazil at Ymagos Atelier; the Red Holstein Factor series of plaster-cast intaglio prints; and the Piano Sheaves series of intaglio prints. Among Faber's most practiced printmaking techniques are intaglio, lithography, monotype, and plaster-cast intaglio prints. He specializes in drypoint, engraving, mezzotint, and etching techniques. His prints are held in the permanent collections of The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Art Museum of the Ukraine in Kiev, The U.S. State Department, Washington, DC, and The American Bar Association, Chicago.

Daniel M. Mendelowitz, late of Stanford University

  • A CONCISE GUIDE TO DRAWING was developed in response to users and reviewers of A GUIDE TO DRAWING to provide an alternative, user-friendly guidebook for student reference, with more focus on the methods and materials for drawing. It includes about two-thirds of the content from A GUIDE TO DRAWING, with a more succinct introduction, and all chapters on the Art Elements retained. The text concludes with brief summaries on the Multiplicities of Drawing Media, approaches to Subject Matter, and a final chapter that provides information on the most up-to-date drawing resources and materials.
  • The book provides a clear guide to the basic Art Methods taught in an introductory drawing course, as well as supporting references to provide the basic framework for developing individual approaches, with expression as the goal.
  • Each topic is accompanied by a selection of master drawings, past and present, and a series of projects designed to allow beginning students to master basic skills.
  • Projects appear throughout the chapter providing students with a direct, creative experience as they apply skills and practice the techniques discussed within the chapter.
  • Critique Projects appearing throughout promote conversation and require students to develop the language skills of visual analysis as they assess the quality of their work as well as that of their peers.
  • Sketchbook Activities provide practice skills, promote swiftness in seeing and drawing, deepen awareness of unusual and alternate ways of seeing, and build confidence in drawing outside of the classroom.
  • Key terms are defined in the text where they first appear and are collected in a full glossary at the end of the book for easy reference.
Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. The Purpose of Drawing.
Part II: THE ART ELEMENTS.
2. Line.
3. Texture.
4. Value and Color.
5. Composition.
6. Linear Perspective and Forms in Space.
Part III: DRAWING MEDIA.
7. Multiplicities of Drawing Media.
Part IV: Subject Matter.
8. Subject Matter in Traditional and Contemporary Drawing.
Part V: DRAWING RESOURCES.
9. Resources and Materials.

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