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Written in the 1700's I found it to be a very fresh account and framework on how to draw in 2007!
I have this book in pdf version on my computer and I wanted a hard copy for easier reading and for carrying from day to day to read during my breaks and lunch period.
As an artist I found the book and descriptive language immensly readable (I guess that had to write well as diagrams were incredibly difficult/expensive to include).
The entire book is great. For anyone who draws or wants a better understanding of why viewing art is such a rich experience read this book. For the artist, invaluable. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Downtown Pearl
Horrible place to start if you want to learn to make narrative art, or just draw in general. I read this book around 8 or 9 years ago when I first started drawing, and I'm going to... Read morePublished 17 days ago by A. Navarro
I was dissapointed ! Very small script , letters and pictures are not clear!Published 4 months ago by angela
Excellent intro to art. Of course very 19th century but still illuminating . Stones of Venice even better. John ruskinPublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm really enjoying this annotated version of this classic on drawing. Glad I got this one with so many to chose from.Published 13 months ago by mary
Drawings are sideways ...turn as you turn your iPad to study the prints...too frustrating....awkward to try to read and refer to plates on the back of the book on the kindle... Read morePublished 19 months ago by anonymous
Ok but leaves me cold. I will have to look for another person perspective to see if it will work better for me.Published 24 months ago by dkaz