Drawing by Seeing
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: May 15, 2007
  • Price: $32.50
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10
  • ISBN: 0-8109-9170-5
  • EAN: 9780810991705
  • Page Count: 176
  • Illustrations: 150 BW Illu 150 Color Illu
  • Format: Paperback

"Why can't I draw what I see?" Long-time drawing instructor and celebrated artist John Torreano answers this much-asked question, showing how to visualize three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface. Torreano offers a series of exercises to help the reader to train his or her eye and to enable anyone, regardless of age or experience, to draw. Lively, accessible, and authoritative, the book includes illustrations to demonstrate techniques, examples of student drawings, and historical examples of drawings by famous artists.

About the author

John Torreano is head of Drawing and Painting at New York University’s Steinhardt School. He has shown his work across the United States, including the Whitney Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.