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Practical course in memory drawing

For the classroom and for self-study

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This edition was published in by C. Scribner's sons, C. Scribner's sons, ltd. in New York, . London.

Written in English

213 pages

From dustjacket: Mr. Lutz offers here a system of memory drawing that may be followed successfully by the individual in self-study as well as have its lessons adapted for the classroom. The primary purpose of this book, says the author, is to teach memory drawing and to help the art student to work from imagination. Mr. Lutz states that even though it is the general custom for the artist to work from models he should have some skill in drawing imaginative pictures without the necessity of looking for actual scenes for backgrounds to his pictures.
A diversity of subjects is treated and the way to draw them from memory explained in clear and simple terms. Among these subjects are Landscapes and Views, the Draped Female Figure, Faces and the Human Figure. There is a division devoted to Ornamental forms and motifs and one to the study of various kinds of solids which will be of special interest to workers in arts and crafts.
Several chapters have been given to drawing figures from "imagination" by which the author means the memory of knowledge gained by the analytical study of the human form by the methods advanced in the book. The particulars are presented in clear terms and illustrated by diagrams. In these diagrams the figure has been reduced to the simplest anatomical planes, and interpreted in forms that make elementary structures for the draftsman when he wishes to block-out a figure. This section of the book forms a notable contribution to the field of art education where it applies especially to the drawing of the human form.

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From dustjacket: Mr. Lutz offers here a system of memory drawing that may be followed successfully by the individual in self-study as well as have its lessons adapted for the classroom. The primary purpose of this book, says the author, is to teach memory drawing and to help the art student to work from imagination. Mr. Lutz states that even though it is the general custom for the artist to work from models he should have some skill in drawing imaginative pictures without the necessity of looking for actual scenes for backgrounds to his pictures.
A diversity of subjects is treated and the way to draw them from memory explained in clear and simple terms. Among these subjects are Landscapes and Views, the Draped Female Figure, Faces and the Human Figure. There is a division devoted to Ornamental forms and motifs and one to the study of various kinds of solids which will be of special interest to workers in arts and crafts.
Several chapters have been given to drawing figures from "imagination" by which the author means the memory of knowledge gained by the analytical study of the human form by the methods advanced in the book. The particulars are presented in clear terms and illustrated by diagrams. In these diagrams the figure has been reduced to the simplest anatomical planes, and interpreted in forms that make elementary structures for the draftsman when he wishes to block-out a figure. This section of the book forms a notable contribution to the field of art education where it applies especially to the drawing of the human form.

Practical course in memory drawing

For the classroom and for self-study

This edition was published in by C. Scribner's sons, C. Scribner's sons, ltd. in New York, . London.


Table of Contents

Part 1
Chapter 1 Introductory 1
Chapter 2 General principles 7
Chapter 3 Preliminary studies 18
Chapter 4 Preliminary studies (continued) 31
Chapter 5 Historical ornaments analyzed and drawn from memory 46
Chapter 6 Landscapes and views in general from memory 69
Chapter 7 Solids 84
Part 2
Chapter 8 Drawing the draped female figure from memory 99
Chapter 9 Drawing heads and faces from memory 113
Chapter 10 Drawing heads and faces from memory (continued) 128
Chapter 11 Rudiments of figure drawing 141
Chapter 12 Anatomical planes of the human form 154
Chapter 13 Anatomical planes of the human form (continued) 168
Chapter 14 Figure drawing from memory 179
Chapter 15 Drawing hands and feet 197

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Other Titles
Memory drawing, Practical course in.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
741
Library of Congress
NC730 .L9

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
vi p., 1 l., 213 p.
Number of pages
213
Dimensions
19.3 x 13.5 x 2.5 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6343806M
LC Control Number
36027180
OCLC/WorldCat
2642074

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