Drawing/Thinking: Confronting an Electronic Age

Drawing/Thinking: Confronting an Electronic Age
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415775618
  • ISBN: 0415775612
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: Routledge


Treib, Marc


While calling for a renewed appreciation for drawing by hand, Drawing/Thinking: Confronting an Electronic Age examines how we represent, observe, consider and imagine'and by extension, how we live in the world. Drawing requires time, attention, and a focused acknowledgement of the place'all of which may provoke thinking. Electronic media, in contrast, tend to reflect rather than think, processing only what has been entered into their memories by keyboard, mouse or stylus. The contributors to this book calmly argue for resisting trends towards the displacement and detachment supported by electronic media. The merits of drawing are considered as a link between the hand and the eye/brain, as a means of engagement, as a support to the process of design, and as way of viewing the world. Written by architects, landscape architects, artists, architectural illustrators, historians and curators, the fourteen essays in this book trace personal stories and professional situations past and contemporary. Throughout the texts the word "drawing" is taken very broadly: it may be a scribbled gesture or a precise projection strictly following graphic conventions. It may be graphite on paper, scratches in stucco, or incisions in the earth's surface. It may be of any size. Drawing here is taken as more or less coincident with depicted thought ; in any medium, on any surface, at any scale. These are the issues raised and discussed in this provocative study of drawing as viewed in the twenty-first century.Treib, Marc is the author of 'Drawing/Thinking: Confronting an Electronic Age', published 2008 under ISBN 9780415775618 and ISBN 0415775612.

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