Chicago, Illinois, United States
Art Institute of Chicago
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
New England School of Art
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Mount Ida College
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
(Basic design text for the first course in design. Prepare...)
Basic design text for the first course in design. Prepares readers to understand how the elements of design are used to make successful compositions. The first portion of the book is a comprehensive examination of fundamental design phenomena and a general introduction of compositional concepts. The second portion is an in-depth and unique discussion of compositional structures & strategies.
(A concise but comprehensive book about all matters pertai...)
A concise but comprehensive book about all matters pertaining to drawing the human figure, this well-illustrated and accurate guide demonstrates the interplay of structure, anatomy, design, and expression in effective figure drawing; and shows how the integration of these four factors is essential in drawing the figure in a compelling and lucid manner. Topics covered in this book are the structural, anatomical, design, and expressive factors in figure drawing. The book's text is supported by many illustrations, photos, and works of art. For professional and amateur artists.
(Progressing logically from the most encompassing fundamen...)
Progressing logically from the most encompassing fundamentals to more specific drawing considerations, this book addresses the options, challenges, and methodologies of drawings made in the presence of subjects such as still life, figure, and landscape. It revolves around the premise that beginners' main interests center on developing the ability to draw what they see or envision in a more or less objective manner. The book approaches the teaching of drawing in the same way artists approach the creating of drawings: by proceeding from the general to the specific, acknowledging the given conditions of visual expression, being consistent and clear, and presenting a work in an organized and economical manner. Chapter titles include Matters of Measurement, From Gesture to Line, From Line to Shape, From Shape to Plane and Structure, From Structure to Value and Volume, Color in Drawing, Composition in Drawing, Seeing with the Mind's Eye, and Materials of Drawing. For serious amateur artists.
(More a “how-to-see-it” than a “how-to-do-it” book, this e...)
More a “how-to-see-it” than a “how-to-do-it” book, this edition explores the disguises and characteristics of shapes and forms in nature, and it examines the visual elements and the relational, moving, and emotive forces that constitute the language of drawing. Clear and objective, this book offers an intensive examination of vital drawing processes and concepts, an in-depth analysis of exceptional drawings by old and contemporary artists, and suggested exercises to enhance the readers' grasp of important measurable and dynamic phenomena. For the art student, the art teacher, the interested amateur, and the practicing artist.
Goldstein received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Art Institute of Chicago in 1952.
Goldstein served in the United States navy from 1945 to 1947. He began his career as a teacher of drawing and painting at New England School of Art in 1957 and held it for four years. Then in 1962, he took a position of an assistant professor at School of Visual Arts at Boston University, where he worked until 1963.
Also Nathan served as an associate professor at Mount Ida College from 1966 to 1971. Three years later he was appointed an associate professor at School of Visual Arts at Boston University and held it untl 1977. In addition, in 1973, Goldstein became an instructor at Northeastern University and held it for two years. He was a chairman of the Foundation Program of Study at Art Institute of Chicago in 1971-1999.
Goldstein has lectured and presented workshops at universities, colleges and art schools in 38 states from Hawaii to Rhode Island. Since 1950 he has been an exhibiting artist.
(A concise but comprehensive book about all matters pertai...)2003
(More a “how-to-see-it” than a “how-to-do-it” book, this e...)2005
(Progressing logically from the most encompassing fundamen...)2004
(Basic design text for the first course in design. Prepare...)1989
On February 20, 1947 Nathan Goldstein married Harriet Joan Fishman. They have a child. Also he has a daughter, Sarah, from his previous marriage.