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The Likeness Of A Beautiful Thing, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg Jan 2016

The Likeness Of A Beautiful Thing, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg

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In the 1990s Johannes looked back to the Philosophy of Design course he took from John Howard Benson in the 1950s when he was an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design. He takes this as the springboard to discuss his ideas on aesthetics -- what visual beauty is and how to make it.


Johannes Speaks: Blog 2016, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg, Janet Von Gumppenberg Jan 2016

Johannes Speaks: Blog 2016, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg, Janet Von Gumppenberg

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In 2016 Johannes provided two Blogs on his personal website, Johannes-von-Gumppenberg.com: Johannes Speaks (weekly reflections) and Johannes Writes (longer essays). This Johannes Speaks collection contains his current expressions during the year 2016, with illustrations he selected mostly from his unpublished work.


The Formulation Of A Graphic Language, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg Jan 2015

The Formulation Of A Graphic Language, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg

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A philosophical study of fundamental concepts in delivering the two-dimensional rendition of basic forms. Starting in the late 1950s, the artist posed himself multiple problems about pictorial perception discovered when rendering form, then created 70 black-and-white plates and 20 figures, each a separate work of art, to illustrate the effort. The accompanying text discusses his reflections on his successes and failures and his philosophy regarding the artistic attempt in general, a personal aesthetics.


A Lexicon Of Drawing Problems And Solutions, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg Jan 2011

A Lexicon Of Drawing Problems And Solutions, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg

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Not so much a "how-to" on drawing, this book of unique art plates adds new insights to modern concepts of composition and design. Its beautiful presentation seeks to please the art collector as well as the student.

A single theme, whose nuggets are scattered throughout, unifies these varied and original drawings done over a period of ten years: Understanding fundamentals enables the modern artist to present "all things in all ways," making the most of both observation and inventiveness.

This volume consists only of images. While including "teaching text" handwritten into the illustrations, at the same time the artist crafted ...