An up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary drawing featuring 115 artists from around the world, Vitamin D2 allows the reader to look at the medium in detail and study drawing's unique properties in relation to itself, to contemporary art and to the world at large.

Illustrated with over 500 images, VITAMIN D2 features practices ranging from highly accomplished figurative drawing to abstract explorations of the medium, in materials including pencil, charcoal, crayon, pastel, ink, watercolour and digital drawing. Traditional techniques are matched by new approaches, often pushing the boundaries of drawing into collage, towards painting, sculpture, architecture, illustration, animation, performance and beyond. A broad range of genres, styles and subjects is evident in diverse forms, from drawings that fit in the palm of the hand to works that cover an entire courtyard.

VITAMIN D2 reflects the vitality and energy of current drawing, demonstrating that artists continue to consider drawing an essential vehicle for addressing and interacting with the world today. Both a reference book for the art world and an accessible introduction for newcomers to the scene, VITAMIN D2 provides an indispensable guide to drawing today.



ISBN: 9780714865287
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 20 May 2013
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 29(H) x 25(L) x 3.9(W)



"Vitamin D2 makes a strong case for why drawing remains relevant in a world that prizes newer technologies."-Cool Hunting

"A wonderful reference book to start exploring the world of art."-Selectism

"Vitamin D2 continues the legacy of the original publication with the work of 115 artists at the forefront of the global contemporary drawing scene."-Blouin Art Info


Author Biography

Christian Rattemeyer is Associate Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His writing has been published in numerous exhibition catalogues and art magazines, including Parkett, Texte zur Kunst and Artforum.

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