Deanna Petherbrige: THE PRIMACY OF DRAWING

29 Sep 2010

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Starts at 6.45pm and take place in the 4th floor studio at The Prince's Drawing School.

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Royal Drawing School | Trinity Buoy Wharf

London, United Kingdom


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  • Number 277
  • Canning Town (Jubilee Line/DLR)
  • East India DLR
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Deanna Petherbridge: THE PRIMACY OF DRAWING


At least 15 years in the writing, Deanna Petherbridge's long-awaited book was published by Yale a few months ago. Subtitled ‘Histories and Theories of Practice', it is a monumental achievement: a text of over 500 dense pages, superbly illustrated with some 300 mostly unfamiliar drawings. The approach is trans-historical, and one of her underlying themes is a questioning of our contemporary assumptions about ‘De-skilling'. Her previous lecture topics at the school have ranged from Albrecht Durer to issues of representing the human figure in the age of the computer; The Primacy of Drawing covers all that ground and far, far more . Deanna Petherbridge, CBE, exhibited her own large-scale drawings widely, before becoming Professor of Drawing at the RCA (1995-2001). In 1997 she mounted a seminal Hayward Touring Exhibition about Anatomical Drawing, 'THE QUICK AND THE DEAD'. A series of academic posts, including a long stint at the Getty Research Institute, in Los Angeles, funded years of research in print rooms all over the world.

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