The Undressed Art
Why We Draw
By (author) Peter Steinhart
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Undressed Art by Peter Steinhart
Book DescriptionTo draw is to understand what we see. In The Undressed Art, writer-naturalist Peter Steinhart investigates the rituals, struggles, and joys of drawing. Reflecting on what is known about the brain's role in the drawing process, Steinhart explores the visual learning curve: how children begin to draw, how most of them stop, and what brings adults back to this deeply human art form later in life. He considers why the face and figure are such commanding subjects and describes the delicate collaboration of the artist and model. Here is a powerful reminder that no revolution in art or technology can undermine our vital need to draw.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400076055
(201mm x 134mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Peter Steinhart
Peter Steinhart is a naturalist and a writer. For twelve years he was an editor and columnist at "Audubon, " and his work has appeared in "Harper's, " the "New York Times, " the "Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones" and "Sierra." He has twice been a finalist for a National Magazine Award, and his essays have been widely anthologized. He has published four books, the most recent of which is "The Company of Wolves." He lives and draws in Palo Alto, California. "From the Hardcover edition."
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