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A Drawing Manual by Thomas Eakins

A Drawing Manual by Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins Kathleen A. Foster Amy Werbel
3.6/5 (13 ratings)
While a teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the celebrated American artist Thomas Eakins prepared a drawing manual for his students. The manuscript developed out of his famous lectures at the Academy on linear perspective, mechanical drawing, reflections, and sculptural relief and included illustrations by the artist. Following his forced resignation from the Academy in 1886, Eakins abandoned plans to publish the manual, and the parts were dispersed. Today, drafts of the manuscript reside at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and at the Academy, which also holds many of the illustrations.
A Drawing Manual brings together Eakins’s text, based on a concordance of the drafts, and his original drawings for the project. This remarkable publication reveals Eakins’s personality and teaching philosophy, demonstrating why the artist was renowned as a plainspoken, effective teacher. In her fascinating introduction, Kathleen A. Foster sketches the background of the manuscript in the artist’s life and the story of the publication project. Amy B. Werbel provides an illuminating essay on Eakins’s place in the tradition of perspective drawing.
This book is essential for any student, scholar, curator, or individual interested in American art and art education.
Language
English
Pages
128
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Yale University Press
Release
March 11, 2005
ISBN
0300108478
ISBN 13
9780300108477

A Drawing Manual by Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins Kathleen A. Foster Amy Werbel
3.6/5 (13 ratings)
While a teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the celebrated American artist Thomas Eakins prepared a drawing manual for his students. The manuscript developed out of his famous lectures at the Academy on linear perspective, mechanical drawing, reflections, and sculptural relief and included illustrations by the artist. Following his forced resignation from the Academy in 1886, Eakins abandoned plans to publish the manual, and the parts were dispersed. Today, drafts of the manuscript reside at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and at the Academy, which also holds many of the illustrations.
A Drawing Manual brings together Eakins’s text, based on a concordance of the drafts, and his original drawings for the project. This remarkable publication reveals Eakins’s personality and teaching philosophy, demonstrating why the artist was renowned as a plainspoken, effective teacher. In her fascinating introduction, Kathleen A. Foster sketches the background of the manuscript in the artist’s life and the story of the publication project. Amy B. Werbel provides an illuminating essay on Eakins’s place in the tradition of perspective drawing.
This book is essential for any student, scholar, curator, or individual interested in American art and art education.
Language
English
Pages
128
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Yale University Press
Release
March 11, 2005
ISBN
0300108478
ISBN 13
9780300108477

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