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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

This Book is a Treat!





"drawing now: eight propositions" is a stellar book. It emerges from a 2002 show at the MoMA, curated by Laura Hoptman, that collected a decade's worth of drawings from twenty-six artists from around the world. As described in the preface, these works attempt to demonstrates the way "drawing has sustained an enormous vitality, unfazed or perhaps even energized by the proliferation of mechanical and electronic means of image making".

The drawings comprise the very best of current movements that remain true to the elegance and simplicity of drawing in an era of media proliferation.

With a perfect balance of detail and variety, "drawing now" presents a few works by each artist and several essays that categorize and discuss certain artistic trends. This book is too good to miss!

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