Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Back to School!

Running a little behind, due to the preparation of syllabi and the like; classes begin today. In honor of visual communication education, here are images by two of the most influential and charismatic teacher-illustrators in the history of the profession: Howard Pyle (who founded the Brandywine School beginning in 1895 in the employ of Drexel University, then on his own property and terms after that) and Robert Weaver (whose instruction marked a generation of students at the School of Visual Arts in New York from the 1960s through the 1980s).



Images: Howard Pyle, An Attack on a Galleon, Illustration from “The Fate of a Treasure Town” by Howard Pyle. Harper’s Monthly Magazine, December 1905; Robert Weaver, visual essay on the derelict Ebbets Field in Brooklyn for Sports Illustrated, August 5, 1974. The accompanying article "In the Catbird Seat," was written by Roger Kahn, fresh from his celebrated memoir of the '57 Dodgers, The Boys of Summer (1972).

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