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Drawing : Space, Form, and Expression

Drawing : Space, Form, and Expression - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0130981134

Cover of Drawing : Space, Form, and Expression 3RD 03 (ISBN 978-0130981134)
ISBN13: 978-0130981134
ISBN10: 0130981133
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

List price: $108.75

Drawing : Space, Form, and Expression - 3RD 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130981134

Wayne Enstice and Melody Peters

ISBN13: 978-0130981134
ISBN10: 0130981133
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No

For undergraduate courses in Drawing and Figure Drawing.

This highly readable text is designed to address the needs of under-graduate drawing students from beginning through advanced levels. Arranged in three sections that reflect the essential aspects of the process of drawing, it addresses spatial and compositional organization, strategies for depicting three-dimensional form and light, and it features an extended look at the way subject matter and form interact to produce content. This text combines comprehensive coverage of traditional approaches to observational drawing with advanced theory based on the premise that drawing is an art form in its own right.

Features :

  • NEW--In-depth chapter on drawing the figure--Including an innovative "body orientation" section, making this text the only complete guide to drawing currently available.
  • Enables students to use this text for both drawing courses and figure-drawing courses.
  • NEW--Updated portfolio of student drawings--Unique chapter showcases 24 drawings, selected from 16 schools and departments of art nationwide, and provides thorough critiques of each work.
  • Inspires students with a compact resource of their peers' work. Provides instructors with lively material for class discussions.
  • NEW--Revised portfolio of contemporary drawings--Surveys how the drawing tradition has evolved to express key modernist issues.
  • Acquaints students with the expanding scope of drawing at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
  • NEW--Enlarged collection of visual examples.
  • Supplies readers with a greater wealth of masterworks and student drawings including images generated with digital media.
  • NEW--Updated chapter on "Visualization: Drawing from Your Imagination" --Includes 19 new drawings and accompanying text.
  • Enables students to learn the practical guidelines to conceiving images and helps bridge the gap between observational drawing and drawing from the imagination.
  • NEW--3 new section headings--"Expressionism" , "Pop Culture and Glamour" , and "Globalization" .
  • Provides students with more complete coverage of major art streams that have arisen since the 2nd edition of the text.
  • Vital mix of old and new masterworks.
  • Invites students to compare exemplary visual models across the span of centuries.
  • Three-part organization--Divided into discussions of representing space, depicting three-dimensional form, and sources of expression, the book is progressively organized for beginning through advanced levels.
  • Furnishes an awareness of the natural learning curve experienced by students as they study the art of drawing.
  • Easily grasped guides to proportion and perspective--Includes the technique of "triangulation" , unique to this text.
  • Equips students with a practical guide for honing their observational and design skills.
  • Focus on the mark--An essential building block for representing space and form.
  • Shows beginning students how to avoid the pitfalls of resorting to outline and surface details.
  • Discussion of the picture plane--The chief formal device for integrating drawing and design.
  • Demonstrates the relationship between two-dimensional design and three-dimensional illusion.
  • Comprehensive chapter on color in drawing that includes 30 full-color plates, a resource unmatched by other drawing texts on the market.
  • Provides students with a thorough examination of applied and aesthetic dimensions of this most provocative drawing element.

Author Bio

Enstice, Wayne : University of Cincinnati

Peters, Melody : Professional Artist and Designer

Table of Contents

1. The Three-Dimensional Space of a Drawing.
2. The Two-Dimensional Space of a Drawing.
3. Shape, Proportion, and Layout.
4. The Interaction of Drawing and Design.
5. Linear Perspective.
6. Form in Space.
7. Form in Light.
8. Subject Matter: Sources and Meanings.
9. The Form of Expression.
10. Using Color in Drawing.
11. Drawing the Human Figure.
12. Visualizations: Drawing Upon Your Imagination.
13. Portfolio of Student Drawings.
14. Portfolio of Contemporary Drawings.
Glossary of Media.
Glossary of Terms.