Welcome to your Drawing: Representing and Recording reading list. Here you will find resources selected by your course team to support you throughout this module.
Vitamin D2 by Cashdan, M., Krause, C., PhaidonAn up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary drawing featuring 115 artists from around the world, Vitamin D2allows the reader to look at the medium in detail and study drawing's unique properties in relation to itself, to contemporary art and to the world at large.
Call Number: 741.9243 VIT
Publication Date: 2013
The Primacy of Drawing by Petherbridge, D.In this important and original book, Deanna Petherbridge--herself a practicing artist--affirms the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art from the 15th century to the present. Scrutinizing a wide range of drawings, Petherbridge confirms a long historical commitment to the primal importance of sketching in generating ideas and problem solving, examines the production of autonomous drawings as gifts or for pleasure, and traces the importance of the life-class and theories of drawing in the training of artists until well into the 20th century. She also addresses the changing role of drawing in relation to contemporary practice and its importance for conceptual artists working in a nonhierarchical manner with a multiplicity of practices, techniques and technologies. In addition to analyzing specific works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso, and other great draftsmen, Petherbridge pays close attention to those artists traditionally regarded as "minor” because of their graphic elaboration or involvement with caricature and play, as well as to the important contribution of women artists in the 20th and 21st centuries. Responding to the vibrant rediscovery of drawing as significant practice in studios, exhibitions, and art schools, Petherbridge proposes an ambitious and novel agenda for the study and enjoyment of drawing.
Call Number: 741.0118 PET
Publication Date: 2010
Hyperdrawing by Sawdon, P., Marshall, R.In Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art, authors and artists come together to explore the potential of what drawing in contemporary art theory and practice might become. In this follow-up to 2007's Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art, the editors of TRACEY curate contemporary drawing within fine art practice from 2006 through to 2010. Four essays and images from 33 international artists collectively explore the boundaries of the hyperdrawing space, investigating in essence what lies beyond drawing-images that use traditional materials or subjects whilst also pushing beyond the traditional, employing sound, light, time, space and technology.A gallery in book form, Hyperdrawing takes drawing beyond the interaction of pencil and paper and traces contemporary adventures in multiple dimensions and alternate realities.
Call Number: 741.01 SAW + eBook
Publication Date: 2012
Lines of Thought by Seligman, I.Lines of Thought uncovers the process and practice of drawing, illustrated by a selection of work created over 500 years. From D#65533;rer to Degas, Michelangelo to Matisse, Rembrandt to Riley, this publication studies the types of thinking that produced their drawings--brainstorming, inquiry, experiment, association, development and decision--giving us fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world's greatest artists.The accompanying exhibition will tour the United States in 2017 and 2018, inspiring and encouraging the practice of drawing. The exhibition and the book feature highlights of the British Museum's outstanding Prints and Drawings Collection.
Call Number: 741.09 SEL
Publication Date: 2017
Twice Drawn by Berry, I., Shear, J.This book is an exciting survey of modern and contemporary drawing that explores how context affects our understanding of art. Twice Drawn brings together an eclectic range of drawings from the last half-century to explore the influence and vigor of this pervasive yet commonly overlooked practice. Providing a contextual depth often lost in large group surveys, this book begins with beautiful reproductions of two stand-out drawings each from over 50 artists. The book then mixes those drawings with hundreds more works that are thematically arranged by traditional genres and less conventional principles, offering alternative ways to examine relationships among style, contemporaneity, and chronology. Artists include mid-century stalwarts like Philip Guston, and Ellsworth Kelly, established draftsmen such as Brice Marden, and Lee Bontecou, and a younger generation of artists like Dawn Clements and Chris Ofili. In addition, the book focuses on the work of four artists: Lee Lozano, Ed Ruscha, Jim Shaw, and Susan Turcot.
Publication Date: 2011
World Art History and Its Objects by Carrier, D.Is writing a world art history possible? Does the history of art as such even exist outside the Western tradition? Is it possible to consider the history of art in a way that is not fundamentally Eurocentric? In this highly readable and provocative book, David Carrier, a philosopher and art historian, does not attempt to write a world art history himself. Rather, he asks the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written--or whether it is even possible to do so. He also engages the political and moral issues raised by the idea of a multicultural art history. Focusing on a consideration of intersecting artistic traditions, Carrier negotiates the way meaning and understanding shift or are altered when a visual object from one culture, for example, is inserted into the visual tradition of another culture. A World Art History and Its Objects proposes the use of temporal narrative as a way to begin to understand a multicultural art history.
Call Number: 707.22 CAR
Publication Date: 2008
Drawing Projects by Maslen, M., Southern, J.Drawing Projects combines a review of contemporary artists with a 'how to draw' guide, celebrating drawing as the process of seeing made visible.
Drawing Projects profiles ten key artists, revealing their working environments and practices, including Gavin Turk, Dryden Goodwin, Keith Tyson, Cornelia Parker, William Kentridge, Claude Heath, Tim Knowles and Zoe Mendelson. The artists discuss the value of drawing in their own work, and invites you to think about how we view life, view art and view the story that they tell together.
Drawing Projects includes fifteen projects to inspire you to join in and work through at your own pace. These detailed tutorials provide a how to draw these images guide. The combination of artists work and easy to follow projects make this a practical guide to inspire the artist in you.
Call Number: 741 MAS
Publication Date: 2011
Drawing Ambiguity by Sawdon, P., Marshall, R.This is the third book in the innovative TRACEY series on contemporary drawing. Drawing Ambiguity builds upon its predecessors, Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art, 200 7 and Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art, 2012, by proposing that a position of ambiguity, a lack of definition, is not only desirable within fine art drawing but also necessary - having the capacity to enable and sustain drawing practices. What happens if we are ambivalent to what is a drawing, or what drawing is? The editors Russell Marshall and Phil Sawdon bring together seven invited contributions to offer multiple perspectives from within and without the fine art drawing field to respond to these questions. Each contributor was offered the opportunity to acknowledge ambiguity within drawing as creatively informed by three overarching themes: William Empson's Seven Types of Ambiguity in literary prose, the logical fallacies of ambiguity, and grammatical prepositions.There are contributions from the artist Ilana Halperin, the artist-researcher Deborah Harty, the artist and founder member of the group Underworld Karl Hyde, the creative collaboration of Kristen Kreider and James O'Leary, the artist, writer Michael Phillipson, the artist, academic Rob Ward, the series editors Russell Marshall and Phil Sawdon together with a contextual Introduction by the artist, writer, curator Derek Horton.
Call Number: 741.2 SAW
Publication Date: 2015
Extraordinary Sketchbooks by Stobart, J.Sketchbooks are an essential part of the creative process for artists of all disciplines, ranging from textiles and jewellery to interior design, printmaking and ceramics. The sketchbook is a complete record of the creative process which, it can even be argued, is more important that the finished object at the end of this process. This book is a vital resource for artists of all levels including students, makers and collectors, as it not only gives practical advice about building your own sketchbooks but also provides examples of different artists' working methods. Extraordinary Sketchbooks takes the reader through different themes and functions for sketchbooks, including drawing to collect visual research, course work, developing concepts and suggestions for making simple and quick visuals into exciting images. An inspiring gallery of examples from a range of artists including recent graduates, practising artists and lecturers and working professionals form a variety of art and design industries. A fantastic resource for artists everywhere.