Glaser is Drawing

When Milton Glaser draws he thinks. This is the concept behind his elegant new book Milton Glaser: Drawing is Thinking,
his most personal book to date. It is a symphony of drawing themes and
styles juxtaposed in unique pairings to impart the emotional
aspirations of Glaser’s art rather than the client-driven function of
his illustration. From representation to abstraction, from portraits to
still lifes, this is a book about the joy of creating images on paper,
free from the strictures of the marketplace.

“In Drawing is Thinking,” says the publisher,
“the drawings depicted are meant to be experienced sequentially, so that
the reader or viewer not only follows Glaser through these pages, but
comes to inhabit his mind. The drawings represent. . . the author’s commitment to the fundamental idea
that drawing is not simply a way to represent reality, but, as the
title suggests, a way to understand and experience the world.”

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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