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When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Time list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition.

Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes:
-- the very latest developments in brain research;
-- new material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education;
-- instruction on self-expression through drawing;
-- an updated section on using color; and
-- detailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving.

Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life — artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers — have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. The Los Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing...should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates."

Synopsis:

When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition.

Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes:

  • the very latest developments in brain research
  • new material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education
  • instruction on self-expression through drawing
  • an updated section on using color
  • detailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving

Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life—artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers—have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. The Los Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing . . . should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates."

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-282) and index .

About the Author

Betty Edwards is professor emeritus of art at California State University in Long Beach, California. She is the author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the, the world's most widely used drawing instructional, which has been translated into thirteen foreign languages with U.S. sales of almost three million copies. She speaks regularly at universities, art schools, and companies, including the Walt Disney Corporation and the Apple Corporation.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. Drawing and the Art of Bicycle Riding

2. The Drawing Exercises: One Step at a Time

3. Your Brain: The Right and Left of It

4. Crossing Over: Experiencing the Shift from Left to Right

5. Drawing on Memories: Your History as an Artist

6. Getting Around Your Symbol System: Meeting Edges and Contours

7. Perceiving the Shape of a Space: The Positive Aspects of Negative Space

8. Relationships in a New Mode: Putting Sighting in Perspective

9. Facing Forward: Portrait Drawing with Ease

10. The Value of Logical Lights and Shadows

11. Drawing on the Beauty of Color

12. The Zen of Drawing: Drawing Out the Artist Within

Afterword: Is Beautiful Handwriting a Lost Art?

Postscript

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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Tracy Bock, August 31, 2008 (view all comments by Tracy Bock)
It was on the New York bestseller for so long for a good reason! It's great for the amateur artist to the most skillful. I guarantee everyone will take something away from this book!
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BonnieDorio, January 27, 2008 (view all comments by BonnieDorio)
I had started drawing again on my own, and having taken no formal courses for drawing or painting ever, I was able to use all of the information and apply it. Now I am taking a drawing course and planning to pursue more drawing and also acrylic and oil painting courses to help further my abilities. It's given me the confidence to pursue a dream that I had pretty much given up on. Lots of very practical information as well as easy, fun, good exercises to awaken the creativity in everyone, and can be applied in all aspects of our lives. I recommend this book to EVERYONE. No exceptions. Business, personal, financial, emotional, pschological, and any other asspect of our lives you can think of, this book will let you "see" everything in a different yet exciting way, and help you to "see" yourself as well. I can't give any book a higher recommendation than this one.
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jengem, September 29, 2006 (view all comments by jengem)
I believe that all serious artist should at least try out this book- You?ll discover things about art that you probably have never even thought about! Plus a lot of these are fun to try out. It?s like a chance to watch yourself grow as an artist every
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780874774245
Subtitle:
The 1999, 3rd Edition
Author:
Edwards, Betty
Author:
Edwards
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Visual perception
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Cerebral dominance
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Art/Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised and Exp
Publication Date:
19990830
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 x 0.85 in 1.42 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition.

Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes:

  • the very latest developments in brain research
  • new material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education
  • instruction on self-expression through drawing
  • an updated section on using color
  • detailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving

Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life—artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers—have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. The Los Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing . . . should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates."

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