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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition Paperback – April 26, 2012
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About the Author
Betty Edwards speaks regularly at universities, art schools, and companies. Now retired from her position as professor emeritus of art at California State University in Long Beach, Edwards received her doctorate from UCLA in art, education, and the psychology of perception. Dr. Edwards has been profiled on the Today show and in Time, among other magazines and newspapers. She lives in California.
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Today the newest edition arrived. It might be a masterpiece in it's genre, but I'll never know. The type face is so small I, literally, cannot read the side bars, and reading the body text is not much better. The amount of ink used for the impressions is minimal and adds to the difficulties. A book does no good if half of it cannot be read and the other half is difficult to read due to typeface or any other physical limits. A direct comparison of font size between the two books makes it very apparent it isn't just a grumpy whiny old man's grump of the day.
Publisher should be ashamed. If I can read the last edition with no problems I think I should be permitted to read the latest edition just as easily.
I'm a programmer and IT guy. I use the "logical part of my brain", a lot. It keeps me fed, clothed, and housed. The presentation in this book is done in such a way that it makes sense to me. There's no hands-in-the-air "just practice a lot and you'll get better". It's explained what skills you need to develop in order to get better and what skills experts have, what makes them better artists.
I appreciate any book on drawing and art that's not so abstract as to drive you to worship of some intangible dietyhood of a True Artist without actually showing you how to get there, probably nourishing a life of falling short of your goals. At the same time, it acknowledges the fact that there is something intangible to the art itself. There's a personal touch. But it doesn't ride that horse off to fantasy-land, dragging the reader in to a hopeless, useless abstraction. To me, that leaves it as a book with a lot of value capable of actually teaching an interested student.