Bruno Munari

Drawing a tree


"Perfection, says an old oriental proverb, is beautiful but stupid: you have to understand it but break it. Now that you know how to draw a tree, as I think you do, there's no need to slavishly follow what I've shown you. Once you know the rule, you can draw the tree of your choice, completely different from the ones you've seen in this book. You can draw them with a pencil, a pen, a felt-tip market a paintbrush, crayons, chalk, a piece of brick, charcoal, your fingers. powders, chocolate, a shaving brush or a broom. You can make them out of paper, stiff card, corrugated board, packing paper, wire mesh, plastic, non-plastic, papier-mâché, wire, brass, aluminium, string, spaghetti, cloth, whatever you want. And then, above all, teach others how to do it". Bruno Munari

Drawing a tree is one of the books from the Workshop series that describes different working, techniques, from educational to explanatory pamphlets and “poetic” play... With basic explanations and plenty of stimuli, suggestions and maps to get adults and children, teachers and students working together.


This book is also available in Italian.

isbn:  9788887942767

Languages:  English (also available in Italian)

Binding:  stitched binding

Pages:  88

Width:  14,5

Height:  21

Edition:  2004

Reprint:  twelfth


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