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Author Hoptman, Laura J., 1962- author

Title Drawing now : eight propositions / Laura Hoptman
Published New York : Museum of Modern Art, [2002]


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Description 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction: drawing is a noun -- 1. Science and art, nature and artifice -- 2. Ornament and crime: toward decoration -- 3. Drafting an architecture -- 4. Drawing happiness -- 5. Mental maps and metaphysics -- 6. Popular culture and national culture -- 7. Comics and other subcultures -- 8. Fashion, likeness, and allegory -- Conclusion: the emancipation of drawing
Summary "The art of drawing flourished in the 1990s, and broke significantly from the tenets of twentieth-century modernism. Drawing Now: Eight Propositions surveys this new work, and shows drawing as no less adventurous and aesthetically satisfying than any of the more recent and seemingly more current methods of artmaking today. Carefully executed and highly finished, the drawings explored in this book - which accompanies an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (in its temporary home in Queens, New York) in 2002-2003 - are largely representational and descriptive, sometimes with an interest in story-telling. Some show affinities with illustration, fashion, or comic strips; others are closer to industrial and commercial varieties of precision drawing, such as architectural plans and scientific renderings; still others take ideas from the traditions of ornament."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Drawing now: eight propositions', at MoMA QNS, New York from Ocotober 17, 2002 to January 6, 2003 organized by Laura Hoptman"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also issued online
Subject Currin, John, 1962-
Noble, Paul, 1963-
Ofili, Chris, 1968-
Peyton, Elizabeth, 1965-
Ritchie, Matthew, 1964-
Sikander, Shahzia, 1969-
Thorpe, David, 1972-
Wright, Richard, 1960-
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Exhibitions.
Drawing -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Drawing -- Exhibitions.
Drawing -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogues
Author Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
LC no. 2002107967
ISBN 0870703625
Other Titles 8 propositions