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Drawing Investigations Paperback Release

Drawing Investigations Graphic Relationships with Science , Culture and Environment by Sarah Casey and Gerry Davies is now available in paperback. The book examines how artists use drawing as an investigative tool to reveal information that would otherwise remain unseen and unnoticed.




Using close visual analysis of drawings, artist interviews, critical analysis and exegesis, Drawing Investigations asks: How does drawing add shape to ideas? How does the artist accommodate to challenges and restraints of a particular environment?


Drawing Investigations evaluates the emergence of a way of thinking among an otherwise disconnected group of artists by exploring commonalities in the application of analytical drawing to the natural world, urban environment, social forces and lived experience. Examples represent a spectrum of research in international contexts: an oceanographic Institute in California, the archives of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, the Antarctic Survey, geothermal research in Japan and the Kurdish diaspora in Iraq. Issues are situated in the contemporary theory and practice of drawing including relationships to historical precedents.



By exploring drawing's capacity to capture and describe experience, to sharpen visual faculties and to bridge embodied and conceptual knowledge, Drawing Investigations offers a fresh critical perspective on contemporary drawing practice.


The paperback is much more affordable than the first edition hardback.

Available direct from Bloomsbury here


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