A lavishly illustrated collection of essays on drawing as a vital intellectual, artistic and life practice, by the artists of the Royal Drawing School.
Julian Bell is a well-known artist, writer and critic. His books include What is Painting? and Mirror of the World. Julia Balchin is Director of Education & Enterprise at the Royal Drawing School. Claudia Tobin is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Post-doctoral Fellow in Cambridge. She recently devised a programme on Literature and Art at the Royal Drawing School.
'Drawing is returned to its rightful place as an invigorating
force' - Art Books of the Year, The Times
'Inspiring' - Artists & Illustrators
'Grapples with the paradox of learning to shed one's preconceptions and practices' - World of Interiors
'More than a teach-yourself manual, offering prescriptive lessons in perspective or proportion, colour palettes or light ... the emphasis of this book is on range, on a variety of approaches' - The Times
'Excellent ... this book is the most engaging, informative and affirming I have read on the making of drawing' - RA Magazine