The Art of the Sketchbook
For an artist, countless doodles and sketches remain in sketchbooks, unseen by all but a select few. It is a rare treat to see an artist’s looser, more playful experiments. The Art of the Sketchbook cracks open the covers of thirty private sketchbooks and reveals the personal work of artists in their leisure. Travel diaries, life studies, and wildly imaginative cartoons are just a few of the styles represented here, and the materials and subjects are just as varied. Double-page presentations show the sketchbooks in their raw form, and artist interviews provide both contexts for the images and glimpses into the role sketching plays in each artist’s larger body of work.