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The Credentials of Thomas Eakins as a DraughtsmanJust when you thought you knew all the ins and outs of the life of one of America's greatest artists, Thomas Eakins, even through attending one of the many fine museum exhibitions of his work that seem to be always in circulation, up pops this publication brought out some five years ago - a first publication of Eakins' 'textbook' on drawing, based on his lectures at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In the well written introductory comments c...
A highly-technical drawing manual covering linear perspective, mechanical drawing, isometric drawing, reflections in water, and relief drawings. Anecdotal and historical info about Eakins himself is included and you get a real sense of how seriously he took his role as an artist and a teacher. His is an approach that relies heavily on exactness, measurement, and rigor. This is a very slender book and each section has been distilled down to what Eakins considers the essentials.