Some Drawing Exercises, or “Etudes”

Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method, by discussing how drawing is integral to seeing, encourages readers to consider drawing as a legitimate ethnographic method. To further this purpose, then, the book also shows readers how to draw in a way that will enrich their ethnographic research. These drawing exercises, or “Etudes,” are integral to the book and help set it apart. read more...

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    November 24, 2016
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    Andrew Causey
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    • DateNovember 15, 2016
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    • posted byAndrew Causey
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    • DateNovember 10, 2016
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    • posted byAnne
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    • DateNovember 8, 2016
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    • posted byAnne
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