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A methodology for the study of sketchbooks, and a case study of two nineteenth-century Canadian examples

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A methodology for the study of sketchbooks, and a case study of two nineteenth-century Canadian examples

Gignac, Gilbert L (1992) A methodology for the study of sketchbooks, and a case study of two nineteenth-century Canadian examples. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study proposes a methodology for the examination and analysis of drawing in artists' sketchbooks. The study of the physical structure of the sketchbook is critical to our understanding of its context as well as the iconography and style of the content. The problems inherent in studying sketchbooks and their drawings are assessed in Chapter one. The manner in which drawing is studied in general in the history of Canadian art is also presented. Erroneous perceptions of neglected sketchbooks are discussed and the essential and fundamental knowledge about drawing and the nature of the sketch as a form of drawing are described. The history of the blankbook as an artist's drawing tool is briefly examined and related to the way it is studied by scholars. Problems around the accessibility and presentation of sketchbooks for study are commented on, as well as aspects of their description and interpretation

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Gignac, Gilbert L
Pagination:xii, 172 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Art History
Date:1992
Thesis Supervisor(s):Lacroix, L
ID Code:38
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:09
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:12
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