The Artist's Eye — by Peter Jenny

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The Artist's Eye, the first in a series of small primers on drawing by Peter Jenny encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but to see the world that surrounds them with fresh eyes. Visual thinking and using one's imagination are skills that are often neglected in today's world.

With the author's help, readers will learn to perceive their environment in a new way and will soon follow his lead, discovering the joy of drawing. Following a short introduction by Jenny and including easy exercises, The Artist's Eye teaches the reader to discover art in everyday objects.

Offering helpful suggestions, tips and hints, The Artist's Eye guides you through 22 exercises that run from doodling to rubbing to making cutouts and making sense and patterns in chaos. Each exercise is designed to help you identify patterns in your surroundings. 

In addition to The Artist's Eye, Jenny's "Learning to See" trilogy also includes Notes on Drawing Technique, which takes actions such as gesticulating, touching, feeling, doodling, and moving as the starting points for putting pen to paper and Figure Drawing focuses on the archetypal presentation of the human figure.


  • Condition: New
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: April 4, 2012
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN-10: 1616890568
  • ISBN-13: 9781616890568
  • Pages: 216
  • Dimensions: 4.2" in. H x .80"in. D x 6" in. W
  • Rating:★★★★ (See FAQs)


Peter Jenny is professor emeritus and chair of visual design at the famous ETH Zurich in Switzerland.