Hoptman, Laura J., 1962-

Drawing now : eight propositions / Eight propositions Laura Hoptman. - New York : Museum of Modern Art, c2002. - 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.

"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.

Includes bibliographical references.

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.

"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.




Drawing--20th century--Exhibitions.
Drawing--21st century--Exhibitions.

NC95 / .H67 2002