Pavement Chalk Artist

Pavement Chalk Artist

The Three-dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
More than just traditional flat drawings, the works of Beever are uniquely three-dimensional. For those who are standing in the right place, Beever's chalk drawings invites them to step right into the scene. Here is a selection of Beever's most handsome and intriguing anamorphic drawings.

Firefly Books Ltd
Fascinating pavement chalk art by a master of the craft.

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.

Book News
Beever writes that weather and the police were his main obstacles to drawing his chalk art on pavements worldwide. The British artist introduces his drawings as anamorphic, i.e., distortions that can be best viewed from a particular perspective, which in this case is that of a camera. He includes notes on his creative process for such whimsical 3D-like works as "Computer in the Strand," "Girl on a Beach Mat," and "Felix Celebrates Chinese New Year." Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Presents photographs of the artist's sidewalk chalk drawings from around the world, which appear three-dimensional when drawn using perspective and viewed at a particular angle, and describes how each piece was created.

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd 2010
ISBN: 9781554076611
Branch Call Number: 741.092 BEE
Characteristics: 112 p.


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