Book Reviews

Review by Gail Leggio

Classical Life Drawing Studio: Lessons and Teachings in the Art of Figure Drawing by James Lancel McElhinney and the Instructors of the Art Students League of New York.New York and London:Sterling, 2010. Illustrated, 207 pp. ISBN: 9781402762291            The current realism revival has stimulated interest... More »

Review by Gail Leggio

Milton Glaser nella citta di Piero, with an essay by Luciano Cheles. Sansepolero: Casa di Piero della Francesco, 2007. Color illustrations 126 pages.This handsome catalogue documents arecent exhibition of works by Milton Glaser, held at Piero della Francesco’s birthplace and coinciding with a show of Piero’s own work in Arezzo. A... More »

Review by Gail Leggio

 A Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice, by Julietter Aristides.  New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006. 144 pages. Over 100 illustrations in color. ISBN-13:978-0-8230-0657-1. $29.95 hardback.This is a beautifully produced book, juxtaposing historical and contemporary works in a... More »

Review by James Lancel McElhinney

The Undressed Art: Why We Draw, by Peter Steinhart. Hardback, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. 259 pages. $23. ISBN: 1400041848.Drawing might seem an unlikely subject for the author, a naturalist whose previous works are The Company of Wolves, The Eagles/Dos Aguilas, California’s Wild Heritage and Tracks in the Sky. But Steinhart finds... More »

Review by Randy Melick

Animal Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form. by Eliot Goldfinger, New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Illustrated, 256 pages. ISBN 10: 0195142144With the naturalist’s talent for analytically sorting things out and the artist’s talent for visually tidying things up, the sculptor and naturalist Eliot Goldfinger delineates... More »