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Drawing: Space, Form and Expression.

DRAWING: SPACE, FORM AND EXPRESSION. Wayne Enstice and Melody Peters. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1990. Illustrated, 258 pp., softbound, $15.95.

Drawing books should be well illustrated and full of useful information on everything from gesture drawing to shading to perspective. This book more than meets this challenge and adds a feature that many other books on the subject lack--a significant number of contemporary illustrations as well as student drawings. The authors discuss contemporary issues of content and the use of mixed media. They state that most books deal with the "so called 'elements' of drawing (such as line, shape, value and texture) in separate chapters. But since these elements take on meaning each time the student grapples with matters of space, form and expression, we have incorporated this basic information throughout the book."

This book has sections on "Troubleshooting Your Drawings" and "Questions to Ask about Your Drawings." in addition, a set of related slides of contemporary drawings can be purchased separately.

Claude Monet, Boulevard des Capucines, 1873. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, acquired through the Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer Foundation Acquisition Fund.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1990
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