|Creators:||Kovats, Tania and Darwent, Charles and MacFarlane, Kate and Stout, Katherine|
‘The Drawing Book’ was conceived and edited by Kovats. Other invited authors included Kate Macfarlane and Katherine Stout (The Drawing Room, London), and Charles Darwent (art historian and writer).
The publication sought to survey drawing as the primary means of expression. The book explored whether it was possible to employ a renaissance model, the commonplace book, which is primarily a text-based model, visually. Drawings were gathered together to explore certain themes that then form a visual narrative rather than a text-based one. The book was also an exploration of the subjective nature of visual memory, a journey into the imagination of an individual, in itself a model of the form of drawing, as a personal and subjective cosmology of drawing. The vast collection of drawings span the history of art and design, including the rich dynamic state of contemporary drawing today. This book examines the relationship between drawing and thinking, and looks at what drawings do, as well as how they look. It is organized into thematic chapters based on the form of a commonplace book. The selected drawings trace the continuous line flowing through detailing how artists, scientists, architects, designers, philosophers understand our world and our experience in it.
Originally printed as a hardback copy (January 2006), the book has subsequently been reprinted in paperback (June 2007). The book has been reviewed in Blueprint (Andrew Ross, No. 242, May 2006) and Varoom Magazine - The Journal of Illustration and Made Images (Ian Massey, Issue 2, November 2006).
|Type of Research:||Book|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||RAE2008 UoA63|
|Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:||Black Dog Publishing|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Other Affiliations > RAE 2008|
Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||27 Nov 2009 17:02|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2014 06:34|