Title: Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional...
Publisher: Firefly Books, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
**First Printing Stated** Hardcover in like new condition in a dust jacket in near fine condition with minor corner wear on back of jacket near spine, unclipped with price printed on back of dj ($29.95). a BEAUTIFUL book in large format of Julian Beever's amazing chalk drawings that are called "anamorphic drawings" --- his art is drawn in perspective and distorted so the subject can only be viewed properly from one particular angle and work most convincingly when seen through a camera lens. For those standing in the right place, Beever's chalk drawings invites them to step right into the scene. --- from the back of dj. Bookseller Inventory # 001215
Fascinating pavement chalk art by a master of the craft.
The pavement chalk artist is a master of art, perspective, creativity and performance. Julian Beever is one such extraordinary master.
More than just traditional flat drawings, the works Beever creates are uniquely three-dimensional anamorphic drawings. They are drawn in perspective and distorted so the subject can be viewed properly only from one particular viewpoint. For those who are standing in the right place, his chalk drawings invite them to step right into the scene or, in the case of the artist's well-known Swimming Pool in the High Street, dive right into the water.
Pavement Chalk Artist includes a fabulous selection of Beever's most intriguing anamorphic drawings. Each one is accompanied by a description of the techniques he used and the challenges he overcame. These photographs record the development of his unusual skill and understanding of perspective. Readers can see how his art progresses and matures as he takes on commissioned works and a wealth of original, inventive subjects in locations worldwide.
The photographs tell the story, giving readers both an understanding of the principles of this 3-D art form and the pleasure of sharing the scenes that passersby once enjoyed before these unique works disappeared forever.
About the Author:
Julian Beever first drew chalk scenes in the United Kingdom, then worked as an itinerant artist to perfect his skills while financing his travel to cities around Europe, the United States, Australia and beyond. "Weather and police officers were the main obstacles to work around," he writes. His art has appeared in New York City's Times Square, Paris, London and Buenos Aires and elsewhere.
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