Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thought for the Day

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."

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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. 


Louise Gallagher said...

Okay. So now I've got to think on that....

S. Etole said...

I just came from Glynn's and that left me pondering ... I'll have to add this one to it.

nance said...

I had to sit and think on this one.