As forms of drawing go, scribbling is the most basic: it is seen as playing a formative role in the drawings of both children and primates. Doodling, while still being a widespread phenomenon, is largely an adult preoccupation-a nomadic form of drawing typically produced during meetings and phone calls. But even though those who engage in it are not necessarily trained artists, automatic drawing is a more dramatic event, and the results of an absentminded or trancelike state are sometimes astonishing. Because of their amateur and spontaneous character, all three forms of drawing have been
Cover; Line Let Loose: Scribbling, Doodling and Automatic Drawing; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction; 1. From Innocence to Experience; 2. The Career of the Scribble; 3. The Doodle and Beyond; 4. Early Automatic Drawing; 5. Automatism, the Unconscious and Modern Art; 6. Meta-Doodles and Other Elaborations; Conclusion; References; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index
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