Contemporary Drawing From the 1960s to Now
Contemporary Drawing
From the 1960s to Now
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: February 3, 2015
  • Price: $31.95
  • Trim Size: 8 14 x 10 58
  • ISBN: 978-1-85437-970-2
  • EAN: 9781854379702
  • Page Count: 168
  • Illustrations: 130 color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

Drawing is at the very forefront of contemporary art practice. The radical shift in the treatment and development of drawing since the 1960s has resulted in a renewed status and relevance for it, with some of the most exciting artistic ideas of the last 50 years indebted to its use. This new study looks at three subjects: abstraction and drawing, how drawing came into its own when notions of art and the employment of media were radically challenged; drawing as narrative, borrowing and developing ideas on illustration, cartoon art, and the use of drawing with the moving image; and drawing as engagement, offering a visual description of our environment. Including work by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, and Richard Serra, the book demonstrates that drawing is a popular, diverse, and ever-evolving medium.

About the author

Katharine Stout is head of programs at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.