Actually i hesitate to give a little information about this book, but goodreads.com has helped a bit. He said that “Providing information about developments in the visual arts world, this book promotes the analysis of the sector, describing the characteristics of visual arts consumers (collectors and appreciators), artists, finances, and organizations.” It also tells a story of rapid, Even seismic change, systemic imbalances, and dislocation. “
If such happens then the art world is so immense, not only drawing and display.
It’s important to read and I have to read it too.
Burne Hogarth’s Dynamic Anatomy(revised and expanded) is a wonderful introductory and intermediate course to drawing humans. In its strict technical sense, the book covers five aspects: proportions of the human body, anatomical details, the surface (light planes), foreshortening, and movement. The drawing style is powerful, dynamic, perhaps more often found in action-hero comics and computer games than in traditional figure drawing. The book also covers some of the philosophy and evolution of drawing. The writing style is perhaps the book’s negative side; it is terse and sometimes obscure. Overall, though, a great read for wannabe artists.
Mitpress.mit.edu explains a little outline contained in Art Power’s book. In that review he explain that “Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics as it once was in the arena of cold war politics.” Art, argues the distinguished theoretician Boris Groys, is hardly A powerless commodity subject to the art market’s fiat of inclusion and exclusion In Art Power, Groys examines modern and contemporary art according to its ideological function Art, Groys writes, is produced and brought before the public in two ways-as a commodity and As a tool of political propaganda In the contemporary art scene, very little attention is paid to the latter function.
Arguing for the inclusion of politically motivated art in contemporary art discourse, Groys considers art produced under totalitarianism, Socialism, and post-Communism. He also considers today’s mainstream Western art-which he finds behaving more and more according to the norms of ideological propaganda: produced and exhibited for the masses at international exhibitions, biennials, and festivals. Contemporary art, Groys argues, demonstrates its power by appropriating the iconoclastic gestures directed against itself-by positioning itself simultaneously as an image and as a critique of the image. In Art Power, Groys examines this fundamental appropriation that produces the paradoxical object of the modern artwork “.
First published in 1899, Arthur Wesley Dow’s Composition has probably influenced more Americans than any other text to think of visual form and composition in relation to artistic modernity. While Dow is known as the mentor of Georgia O’Keeffe and Max Weber, his legacy as a proponent of modern art has suffered undeserved neglect by recent artists and art historians.
In Composition Dow develops a system for teaching students to create freely constructed images on the basis of harmonic relations between lines, colors, and dark and light patterns. Greatly influenced by Japanese art, he expounds a theory of “flat” formal equilibrium as an essential component of telling pictorial creation. Generations of teachers and their public school pupils learned from Dow’s orientalism and adopted basic postimpressionist principles without even knowing the term. The reappearance of Dow’s practical, well-illustrated guide, enhanced by Joseph Masheck’s discussion of its historical ramifications, is an important event for all concerned with the visual arts and the intellectual antecedents of American modernism.
This book is very useful for those who want and are learning to make manga comics or just happy to draw a character manga. Kensuke Okabayashi has successfully compiled this book in a straightforward and readable way. So that not only the structure of the picture is explained but the history of the manga is also explained. Also the difference is the difference between western comics and manga.