Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition (Paperback)

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This book made me a better musician. Yes, you read that right. Yes, this is a book about drawing. What does drawing have to do with music? Beats me, but after completing the exercises within, I found I could execute piano pieces with greater accuracy and expression than I've ever been able to achieve. Perhaps the disambiguation of line and composition made it possible for me to conceive abstract elements as a whole--an invaluable skill in every walk of life. Ms. Edwards makes good on her promise to change how the aspiring artist sees the world. — From Jalen's Picks


A revised edition of the classic bestselling how to draw book. A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers and artists to come.

Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes:

• a new introduction;
• crucial updates based on recent research on the brain's plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain;
• new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.;
• an informative section that addresses recent research linking early childhood "scribbling" to later language development and the importance of parental encouragement of this activity;
• and new reproductions of master drawings throughout

About the Author

Betty Edwards speaks regularly at universities, art schools, and companies. Now retired from her position as professor emeritus of art at California State University in Long Beach, Edwards received her doctorate from UCLA in art, education, and the psychology of perception. Dr. Edwards has been profiled on the Today show and in Time, among other magazines and newspapers. She lives in California.

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2013 Nautilus Books for a Better World Silver winner as Best Creative Process Book
Product Details
ISBN: 9781585429202
ISBN-10: 1585429201
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
Publication Date: April 26th, 2012
Pages: 320
Language: English
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