Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing by Emma Dexter

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Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing Read Online Free - Emma Dexter's introductory text offers a critical account of the recent evolution and role of drawing in the art world, and introduces some of the trends, methods and artists included in the book. In the following and largest section of the book (over 300 pages and approximately 500 illustrations), the 100 or more artists are presented in an A to Z order. Some artists are presented on 2 pages, some on 4 pages. About 5 selections of work are reproduced for each artist, along a text written by an author who is a specialist on the artist's work. The 500-word texts are brief surveys of the artist's career to date, and aim at introducing the methods and subject matter at issue in their recent works. A selected list of exhibitions and bibliography also complements the reproductions and text on each artist.

Title : Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing
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ISBN : 0714845450
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Arielle rated it ★★★☆☆

July 31, 2016

These books (the "Vitamin" series of art books) are really really great, and are invaluable resources for fine/visual art students. BUT What is it with the tiny tiny tiny tiny writing? This isn't something that usually bothers me in books but honestly it's almost unreadable. I get it's an art book,...

Elizabeth rated it ★★★★★

May 08, 2015

miguel rated it ★★★★★

May 15, 2007

Definitely my favorite of the Vitamin books. It's a more interesting collection of artists than Vitamin P's Painting book because it fully embraces drawing as a medium unto itself, no longer the mere bastard child of painting, which is a (relatively) new approach to drawing. Of course most of the...

Matt rated it ★★★☆☆

July 20, 2008

While Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing doesn't suffer from the same over-defensiveness of Vitamin P, it also doesn't quite have its diversity of forms. Many contemporary artists have taken the directness of drawing as permission to adopt the faux-naive drawing style, an overly-cartoony form...

Siobhain rated it ★★★★★

May 06, 2011

Definitely worth it's price tag ... as an artist, I find this book is so full of inspiration (something money can't buy). I randomly came across it walking through Chapters a month or so ago and couldn't take my eyes off it! Since then, I've made a point of looking through it everytime I'm in ther...

P. rated it ★★★☆☆

September 02, 2008

Someone else had a hold on this and I wouldn't have been able to remember half of the people I liked in it anyway, there are so many. That's what galleries are good for--providing a distinct experience that I can call on to remember artists' names.

Tanya rated it ★★★★★

January 27, 2009

i had to have it the first time i cracked it open. each time i leaf through the pages i get more and more out of it. lovely.

Tráese rated it ★★★★★

September 05, 2008

Some interesting work to cast your eyes upon-- I need this jolt right about now...

Mary rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 11, 2013

Reproductions of drawings were unsatisfactory, and the type was a light grey and too small. Disappointed.

Kerfe rated it ★★★★☆

December 23, 2015

There's a lot of drawing in this mammoth book and many different definitions of exactly what drawing is. Though the selection is certainly interesting, I was not overwhelmed by inspiration. At times the work seemed overly studied to me; even though well-executed, much of it seemed to lack vision...

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