A Short Book About Drawing, signed by author: Andrew Marr


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All books are signed by Campaign for Drawing patron Andrew Marr.

Like millions of others, Andrew Marr draws. He hasn't had lessons, yet since childhood, the journalist and TV presenter has been at his happiest with a pen or brush in his hand. One way or another he draws most days, even if it's just a doodle on the edge of a newspaper. But why does he do it? Does it have a point? And in what way, if any, does this activity of his relate to what we think of as 'art'?

Marr considers the mechanics of the process - the act of making and its importance for a happy life - alongside the ways in which good drawing or painting can make us think harder and see the world differently. He discusses what a bad drawing is, and the nature of failure as well as success. Written in his signature fresh, engaging and evocative style, A Short Book About Drawing is Andrew Marr's unique take on this absorbing subject. X