Drawing Now: Eight PropositionsCarefully executed and highly finished, the drawings explored in this book are largely representational and descriptive, sometimes with an interest in story-telling. Some show affinities with illustration, fashion, or comic strips; others are closer to industrial and commercial varieties of precision drawing, such as architectural plans and scientific renderings; still others take ideas from the traditions of ornament. In technique, medium, size, and imagery, the works in "Drawing Now" are dynamically various, but there is an impulse they share: they are not sealed inside the realms of aesthetics and theory but refer to the languages of the life around us, communicating information, telling stories, creating scenarios, and conjuring newly imagined worlds. Includes 145 color plates and 10 color illustrations. Published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002. Hardcover.