04 October 2008

Other Artists' work pt3

It's been a while since my last update, I've been deeply immersed in textbooks and journals in preparation for an essay. I thought I'd quickly post about another favorite book of mine, Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing.

"Vitamin D offers a fresh and pioneering overview of the current state and underlying significance of drawing as an artistic medium. It highlights the originality and innovation with which contemporary artists in the genre - from across the world and in a vast variety of contexts - experiment with a diversity of styles and statements."

It is incredible to look through. I finally got hold of it through the library and when I realized I wanted to photocopy just about every page in it for future reference, I broke down and bought a copy for myself. (Or rather, suggested if they had no other ideas, my parents might like to give me a copy for my birthday.)

The book covers so many styles, mediums, methods, abilities. From the quick sketch to the huge and detailed finished product and everything in between. Definitely worth checking out!

1 comment:

sHandke said...

This is a book I've wanted to purchase (or receive as a gift) for quite some time now! It is quite a beauty, and I have Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting. I wouldn't trade that book for anything either.