The First Drawing

Author: Mordicai Gerstein

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316247375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Imagine you were born before the invention of drawing, more than thirty thousand years ago. You would live with your whole family in a cave and see woolly mammoths walk by! You might even see images of animals hidden in the shapes of clouds and rocks. You would want to share these pictures with your family, but wouldn't know how. Who would have made the world's first drawing? Would it have been you? In The First Drawing, Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein imagines the discovery of drawing...and inspires the young dreamers and artists of today.

The First Drawing

Author: Mordicai Gerstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316279604

Category: Cave dwellers

Page: N.A

View: 817


Thirty thousand years ago, an imaginative child sees the shapes of animals in clouds and on the walls of the cave he shares with his family, but no one else can see them until he makes the world's first drawing. Includes author's note on cave drawings.

First Drawings

Genesis of Visual Thinking

Author: Sylvia Fein

Publisher: Sylvia Fein

ISBN: 9780917388033

Category: Art

Page: 139

View: 1911


This study is a visual ride through the primary motifs of human art. Examples show how certain basic patterns reappear, time and again, all over the world. It tries to answer the question why prehistoric art, tribal art, child art and modern art have so many design elements in common.

A First Course in Engineering Drawing

Author: K. Rathnam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811053588

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 387

View: 8534


The primary objective of this book is to provide an easy approach to the basic principles of Engineering Drawing, which is one of the core subjects for undergraduate students in all branches of engineering. Further, it offers comprehensive coverage of topics required for a first course in this subject, based on the author’s years of experience in teaching this subject. Emphasis is placed on the precise and logical presentation of the concepts and principles that are essential to understanding the subject. The methods presented help students to grasp the fundamentals more easily. In addition, the book highlights essential problem-solving strategies and features both solved examples and multiple-choice questions to test their comprehension.

My First Book of Drawing

Author: Kumon Publishing

Publisher: Kumon Pub North America Limited

ISBN: 9781934968024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 8287


Use this book to help your child develop fine motor control skills while learning how to draw simple objects-- Cover.

A Drawing Manual

Author: Thomas Eakins,Kathleen A. Foster,Amy Beth Werbel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300108477

Category: Art

Page: 125

View: 5603


The historic publication of Thoman Eakin's manual on drawing, revealing his unique personality and teaching philosophy

The Psychology of Children's Drawings

From the First Stroke to the Coloured Drawing

Author: Helga Eng

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415209878

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

View: 9466


First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)

The First International Money

Author: Christopher Wilkie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199606463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 967


Following the Rio Agreement in 1967, the birth of the Special Drawing Right (SDR) was widely heralded as the first step towards a world international money. The SDR's intended purpose, though, was more modest: to help salvage the prevailing international monetary system which had evolved since Bretton Woods. This volume examines the relatively recent and important history of SDRs - what they are, where they came from, and why they are significant. It considers the changing roles and influences of the US and the IMF as post-Bretton Woods monetary arrangements established themselves. Despite their retreat from early acclaim, work continued, particularly at the Fund, on enhancing the potential of SDRs to contribute to international monetary stability and SDRs have recently re-emerged as a potential source of support and stability for the international monetary system underpinning the world economy. The SDR, and the debate surrounding it, is an excellent prism through which to examine other important themes in contemporary international political economy, including international liquidity provision and international monetary reform. Ultimately, the policies of the US, the Fund, and the changing nature of the relationship between them emerge as fundamental themes for an understanding of prospects for SDRs under post-Bretton Woods international monetary arrangements. Today, the promise and disappointment that has characterized the short history of SDRs is more important than ever as the world again examines these arrangements in the wake of the international financial crisis.

The Secret Cave

Discovering Lascaux

Author: Emily Arnold McCully

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374366942

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 9737


Recounts the true story of how four boys looking for buried treasure in the south of France in 1940 stumbled upon something much more valuable--a sealed cave whose walls were covered with prehistoric paintings and engravings. By the illustrator of the Caldecott Medal winner, Mirette on the High Wire.

Drawing in the Twenty-First Century

The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Practice

Author: Elizabeth A. Pergam

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472445766

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 6518


As a response to the ubiquity of drawing in contemporary consciousness and a corresponding dearth of critical engagement with the medium, these collected essays provide original interpretations of artists' drawing today. Questions of process, politics, scale, and community raised in the work of the diverse group of artists are situated within the historic discourse on drawing and demonstrate the extent to which contemporary practice challenges previous definitions of the medium. From the room-encompassing drawings of Monika Grzymala and Barbara Bernstein or Sophie Calle's expansive exploration of the Jerusalem eruv to Andrea Bowers's graphite renditions of protest to Ellsworth Kelly's proposal for a memorial to September 11, the essays explore the implications of drawings' departure from the confines of a sheet of paper. Essential reading for both the academic and general audience, this book provides in-depth discussions of artists and projects that have never been treated in a sustained, analytical way; each essay will interest the wider contemporary art audience, as well as students of drawing. Taken as a whole, the volume represents a pertinent and stimulating engagement with issues of paramount importance to our understanding of contemporary art and its place in museums, galleries, and the public sphere.

My First Drawing Book

A Bialosky and Friends Book

Author: Tedd Arnold

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780894803505

Category: Teddy bears

Page: 8

View: 1937


A board book with wipe-off pages and a clip-on pen featuring ten scenes with Bialosky the teddy bear for the reader to complete.

My First Drawing Book

Author: Kasia Dudziuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784282264

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7017


Find out how to draw lots of incredible things with this brilliant drawing book! From diggers to dinosaurs, pirates to princesses and whales to wizards, it's packed with fun and easy projects for kids to get stuck into. With lots of room to doodle, as well as handy tips to help develop your skills, this book the perfect introduction to drawing for little artists aged 5 and up.

The Drawing Handbook

Author: Frank J. Lohan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486301753

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 9948


Designed for beginning and amateur artists, this guide to the essentials of drawing features comprehensive, easy-to-follow lessons and more than 500 detailed illustrations. Frank Lohan, a renowned artist and popular instructor, conducts readers through each step of the creative process, from grasping the concepts of perspective and proportion to producing lifelike drawings of a variety of subjects—landscapes, architecture, animals, flowers, and faces. Step-by-step exercises focus on attaining the fundamentals of composition, visualizing the geometry of the subject, working with perspective, and mastering drawing techniques for both pencil and pen and ink. Each exercise includes gridded outline compositions to help students develop their drawing abilities. Suggestions for the selection and use of tools will assist in achieving professional-quality results.

The Beautiful Brain

The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Author: Larry W. Swanson,Eric Newman,Alfonso Araque,Janet M. Dubinsky

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129947

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 4392


At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery. Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science. Beautiful Brain presents a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible descriptive commentary. These drawings are explored from multiple perspectives: Larry W. Swanson describes Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience; Lyndel King and Eric Himmel explore his artistic roots and achievement; Eric A. Newman provides commentary on the drawings; and Janet M. Dubinsky describes contemporary neuroscience imaging techniques. This book is the companion to a traveling exhibition opening at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis in February 2017, marking the first time that many of these works, which are housed at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, have been seen outside of Spain. Beautiful Brain showcases Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience, explores his artistic roots and achievement, and looks at his work in relation to contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.

Finish the Drawing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998999517


Page: 112

View: 3078


Unleash your creativity as you collaborate with artist Jess Erskine to finish the drawing.Volume two offers 50 all-new, entertaining and intricate challenges designed to stretch your imagination and artistic skills.

Wipe-Clean First Drawing

Author: Jessica Greenwell

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781409563280


Page: 24

View: 3882


This fun book is a perfect way for young children to practise pen control. Use the special pen to draw simple pictures following the step-by-step instructions provided.Each page is wipe-clean so new drawings can be made over and over again, and mistakes just don't matter. Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

Author: Betty Edwards

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285641786

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 6368


Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are a professional, a student or enjoy art as a hobby Betty Edwards' practical set-by-step guide to drawing will give you greater confidence in your ability, deepen your artistic perception and provide a new way to appreciate the way you perceive the world around you., a shift to the right side of the brain that utilises its more intuitive and artistic aspects of thinking. This definitive revised and expanded edition includes: A new introduction. Updates based on current groundbreaking research about the brain's plasticity and the emerging significance of right-brain functioning. New tools for identifying and broadening everyday problem-solving and creative skills with the visual-thinking skills drawing can teach. A new emphasis on using the strengths of the brain's right hemisphere as an antidote to the life-brain emphasis in modern life - escaping all that is linear, analytic and digital. New reproductions of classic drawings from the Old Masters throughout. This life-changing book, now fully revised and updated, will continue to inspire generations of readers.