Drawing and Dialogue
Since the 1960s, Deanna Petherbridge’s practice has moved between making drawings and writing critically about art and architecture. She has designed murals and stage-sets, curated exhibitions, taught in the studio and lectured internationally – a career trajectory that has anticipated the multiple practices of younger conceptual artists. Drawing is her primary concern – both as an artist and as a historian of practice. Her book, The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice is the preeminent study in the field; and her drawings are to be found in major collections. This new monograph, published to coincide with a retrospective at the Whitworth Art Gallery, celebrates the vitality and originality of an extraordinary body of work.
Gill Perry is Professor of Art History at the Open University.
Roger Malbert is Head of Hayward Touring, at the Hayward Gallery, London.
Martin Clayton is Head of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Collection Trust, based at Windsor Castle.
Angela Weight is the former Keeper of Art at the Imperial War Museum, London.
- Deanna Petherbridge, Gill Perry, Roger Malbert, Martin Clayton, Angela Weight
- Herman Lelie
1 October 2016
28 × 24.5cm
192pp plus 2 gatefolds
180 colour and b&w illustrations
- Deanna Petherbridge exhibition opens at The Whitworth, Manchester
02 December 2016