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Foundations of Drawing - by Al Gury (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Techniques

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Drawing

Author: Al Gury

Language: English

Street Date: June 13, 2017
TCIN: 51769924
UPC: 9780307987181
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-2888
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

A "survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations"--

Book Synopsis

From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations.

Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials of the drawing medium. Throughout, clearly defined demonstrations provide easy access to the practice of drawing as well as the history and development of core drawing techniques. Richly illustrated, the book contains reproductions of the finest master drawings from the fifteenth century to the present. Unlike other drawing instruction books that focus on step-by-step lessons exclusively, Foundations of Drawing provides readers with the context and background to help understand just why these materials and methods are so vital for successful drawing.

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Artists and Illustrators Magazine: Book of the Month

A solid understanding of drawing is a must for artists and books introducing the basics abound, but Gury's latest goes several steps further. In its pages you will find an overview of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials and key techniques. And, alongside step-by-step demonstrations, there are reproductions of the finest master drawings from the 15th century to the present.
--Artists and Illustrators Magazine

Al Gury has taken a lifetime of experience as an artist and teacher, and distilled it into an engaging exploration of drawing from every possible perspective. Foundations of Drawing takes the reader from the personal to the historical, from techniques to the aesthetic, and then ties it all together with in-depth drawing demonstrations. This book is the perfect companion for anyone interested in understanding drawing from A to Z.
--Ross Lance Mitchell, Director of Barnes-de Mazia Education and Outreach

About the Author

AL GURY chairs the painting department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he also teaches drawing. Gury exhibits his work at the F.A.N. Gallery and has shown at the National Academy of Design in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and numerous other galleries and museums around the country. He is the author of Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting and Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.
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