Art of Responsive Drawing

ISBN-10: 0135979315

ISBN-13: 9780135979310

Edition: 5th 1999

Authors: Nathan Goldstein

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Suitable for undergraduate Foundation, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Graphic Design courses in Basic or Advanced Drawing. Reshaped to more effectively meet readers' needs, this 'how-to-see-it' book provides a meaningful and thorough understanding of the basic visual and expressive aspects of drawing. Clear and objective, it offers an intensive examination of vital drawing processes and concepts, an in-depth analysis of exceptional drawings by old and contemporary artists, and suggested exercises to enhance students' grasp of important measurable and dynamic phenomena.
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Book details

List price: $74.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/21/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 387
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Gestural Expression: Deduction Through Feeling
A Definition
Gesture and Direction
The Dividends of Gestural Expression
Shape: An Irony
A Definition
The Shape of Volume
Value Shapes
The Interdependence of Shape and Volume
Shape as an Agent of Direction and Energy
The Character of Shape
Line: The Indispensable Abstraction
A Definition
The Diagrammatic Line
The Structural Line
The Calligraphic Line
The Expressive Line
On Using Line
Delineating Contour
Value: Light, Local Tone, and Mood
A Definition
The Disguises of Value
The Effects of Light on Volume
The Elements of Light
"Lost and Found"
Value as an Expressive Force
Value as an Agent of Composition
Perspective: The Foreshortened View
A Definition
The Principles of Linear and Aerial Perspective
The Horizon Line
One-, Two-, and Three-Point Perspective
Perspective and Exact Location
The Circle in Perspective
Cast Shadows
Perspective as an Agent of Expression
Volume: The Sculptural Sense
A Definition
Three Basic Approaches to Structured Volume
Direction and Geometric Summary
Planar Analysis
The Joining of Planes and Volumes
The Design of Volumes in Space
Color: The Transforming Element
A Definition
The Color Wheel
Warm and Cool Color
Color and Composition
Color and Expression
Media and Materials: The Tools of Drawing
A Definition
The Abrasive Media
The Fluid Media
The Drawing Instruments
The Suitable Support
Mixed Media
Visual Issues: The Forming of Order
A Definition
Relationships and Energies
The Configuration and the Page
The Elements as Agents of Design
Expressive Issues: The Forming of Meaning
A Definition
The Elements as Agents of Expression
Other Factors of Expression
Additional Examples of Expressive Response
Envisioned Images: Improvisations of Form and Space
A Definition
Applying Gestural Insights
Applying Structural Insights
Applying Dynamic Insights
Pathologies of Drawing: Some Symptoms and Defects
A Definition
Perceptual Defects
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