To perceive something is to recognize it. But to recognize
something is not necessarily to perceive it.
~ Judith Thurman, Introduction to Drawing Is Thinking*_________________________
* Milton Glaser's Drawing Is Thinking (Overlook Press, 2008) is without text. We best learn from it when, as Thurman recommends, we "[o]pen the book to any page and . . . just sharpen [our] eyes."
Judith Thurman, a contributor to The New Yorker, is the author of Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller (1993; Picador [paperback], 1995), Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette (1999; Ballantine Books [paperback], 2000), and Cleopatra's Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire (Picador, 2008), a collection of essays.