Pavement Chalk Artist

Pavement Chalk Artist

The Three-dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever

Book - 2010
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Fascinating pavement chalk art by a master of the craft.

The pavement chalk artist is a master of art, perspective, creativity and performance. Julian Beever is one such extraordinary master.

More than just traditional flat drawings, the works Beever creates are uniquely three-dimensional anamorphic drawings. They are drawn in perspective and distorted so the subject can be viewed properly only from one particular viewpoint. For those who are standing in the right place, his chalk drawings invite them to step right into the scene or, in the case of the artist's well-known Swimming Pool in the High Street, dive right into the water.

Pavement Chalk Artist includes a fabulous selection of Beever's most intriguing anamorphic drawings. Each one is accompanied by a description of the techniques he used and the challenges he overcame. These photographs record the development of his unusual skill and understanding of perspective. Readers can see how his art progresses and matures as he takes on commissioned works and a wealth of original, inventive subjects in locations worldwide.

The photographs tell the story, giving readers both an understanding of the principles of this 3-D art form and the pleasure of sharing the scenes that passersby once enjoyed before these unique works disappeared forever.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781554076611
Characteristics: 110 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.


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Feb 05, 2015

There is some really fun art which would be cool to pull off in real life,here.

Nov 07, 2012

I really enjoyed this book a lot. Beever’s chalk drawings are absolutely amazing and I found the stories of their creation fascinating. Definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in the subject.

theorbys Aug 17, 2012

5 stars not because it is a great book, but because I like looking at Julian Beever's art and there was a nice selection with commentary by Beever.

Apr 27, 2012

Very cool pictures of pavement chalk art....

Jun 12, 2011

Fun book! Definitely worth checking out. Not only does the book include his amazing 3D chalk drawings, but Julian also describes the techniques used in each of his projects. I really enjoyed reading the story behind every drawing!

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