An interview with D.B. Dowd, author of Stick Figures: Drawing as a Human Practice
August 25, 2020 — 64 minutes — Book Review — Amazon
An Interview with D.B. Dowd, author of Stick Figures: Drawing as a Human Practice. The discussion topics are primarily from chapters 5-7 of the book.
- [01:05] Drawing as a human practice. Drawing as nonlinear thinking. Salience. Tacit Knowledge.
- [26:58] Reconceiving art education. Drawing is usually taught as an antecedent for painting. This is fine for people who want to paint. But most people use drawing as a tool for thinking, planning, and communication. Drawing as a way of understanding structures, e.g. in science classes. How STEAM relates to innovation.
- [47:45] Illustration and cartooning as part of cultural history.
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