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Elements of Drawing John Ruskin

Elements of Drawing By John Ruskin

Elements of Drawing by John Ruskin


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Ruskin's The Elements of Drawing, first published in 1857, remains one of the most sensible and useful books on how to draw and paint, both for the amateur and the professional artist.

Elements of Drawing Summary

Elements of Drawing: Illustrated Editions with Notes by Bernard Dunstan by John Ruskin

Ruskin's The Elements of Drawing, first published in 1857, remains one of the most sensible and useful books on how to draw and paint, both for the amateur and the professional artist. Ruskin reduces the art of drawing to its simplest elements - the making of marks, the perception of shapes and silhouettes before going on to more complex exercises and the use of colour. He emphasizes the importance of observation of natural forms, and of graduated study; and much of his method has strong links with recent methods of teaching. Bernard Dunstan, well known internationally both as a painter and an experienced author of practical books on painting has provided an introduction, commentary on the text and drawings and colour exercises to illustrate more fully Ruskin's method and instruction. Where Ruskin refers to the work of other artists such as Durer, Titian and Turner, a reproduction of the work, or a drawing after the original, has been included.

Elements of Drawing Reviews

'Contains new illustrations and interesting notes and explanations to help students through the process of drawing. This classic retains its relevance some 150 years after its first appearance and should be on every artist's bookshelf.' Leisure Painter (June 2007) 'The book is an absolute delight and proves that traditional teaching methods by a good artist and tutor should never be overlooked in our age of digital technology and instant results.' Editor, Leisure Painter (July 2007)

About John Ruskin

From his early youth John Ruskin drew obsessively, a discipline that he not only kept up right through the production of his great literary works, but which was essential to them. This book is the result of quite considerable teaching experience - Ruskin had been giving informal lessons by letter to friends for some time, for he could never resist giving advice; and he also taught more formal classes at the Working Men's college, a duty he shared with Rossetti. It was as a sort of distillation of all this experience that The Elements of Drawing was born; and also from his development as a draughtsman.

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GOR011177730
9780713682939
0713682930
Elements of Drawing: Illustrated Editions with Notes by Bernard Dunstan by John Ruskin
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20070108
160
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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