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The Art of Drawing, 3rd Edition 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0030620287
ISBN-10: 0030620287
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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; 3rd edition (January 28, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030620287
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030620287
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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73 of 76 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 22, 1997
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Bernard Chaet's book, "The Art of Drawing", is a small classic that explains what makes a drawing great.Chaet is a well known art professor from Yale who searches the history of Fine Art as well as his own archives to give examples of the finest drawing skills from master artists and former students who went on to become recognized as some of the best in America. Michael Mazer, who just finished illustrating the latest translation of Dante's "Inferno" by Pinskey, is one of Chaet's former pupils who's early exercises appear in "The Art of Drawing".
Chaet emphasises time honored exercises that art students have been struggling with for the best part of a century such as drawing: shoes, paper bags, and a semester's worth of bug (!) drawings. Even humdrum assignments can become inspired artwork, and Chaet presents outstanding sketches to show that given the right grasp of page design, any subject can become a riveting image.
This book is really about all of the design choices an artist has to make before he takes up the humble pencil and tries to produce a first class drawing. The inclusion of daVinci, Rembrandt, Pontormo and the like underscores the multiplicity of approaches that can be used in this most freeing and demanding of expressive forms.
As an artist or an art appreciator any reader would benefit from this little book. It is a classic and a gem among art publications, not for the slick beauty of its presentation, but for its incisiveness in explaining what makes a drawing great. Someone once proclaimed that,"Drawing is the homely Queen of Art" and Chaet's "The Art of Drawing" is the plain Jane definative guide to what makes a picture good. "The Art of Drawing" belongs in every sophisticated art book collector's library
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert Bellizzi on August 26, 2006
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I love this book and refer to it whenever I am feeling inadequate about my art. It is inspiring to see the drawings of the great Masters, and the commentary is excellent insight. WONDERFUL book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amber on October 5, 2010
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The first chapter alone is worth the cost of the book. Outstanding examples and lots to gain from this one. For advanced artists and beginnners, too. So glad I found it. I wil refer to it often.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mario Ramos on July 1, 2013
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As an art student in college I discovered this book, and have always had it by my side. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert on December 4, 2012
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This is a thoughtful book on the basic and salient elements of drawing for the aspiring artist or the art lover.
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