The Substance of Drawing: A Guide to Visual Power

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The Substance of Drawing: A Guide to Visual Power

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This book is not a manual as it is normally meant. It is not just a technical guide to learning how to draw. It lets you understand the motivations and impulses that are at the origin of drawing and the processes that are activated when you draw. And drawing is intended not so much as a simple tool, more or less effective, to imitate reality, but as a means of knowledge and memory with respect to reality. What Bjørn Laursen lets us understand is how listening and the availability to be captured by what we have around are essential qualities for an artist, and how the act of drawing is not a passive recording of objects, but a discovering and imagining, discovering the present and its history, and imaging the future of the environment we live in. (Fabrizio Crisafulli)

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Bjørn Laursen, visual artist, associate professor at Roskilde University, Denmark, Ph.D in multi-media, MA in literature. In 2015 BL was given the RUC innovation award. He has written books and many articles about the process of drawing and been teaching, researching and developing visual pedagogics, didactics and performance design.
 

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