Drawing Autism

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Author(s): Temple Grandin
Original Publish Date: Mar 03, 2014
Product Number: EB00083264
Released: Mar 03, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781617752087
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Description

This "jaw-droppingly beautiful book" explores the work and creative process of artists diagnosed with ASD, with a foreword by Temple Grandin (Library Journal). In this volume, behavior analyst and educator Jill Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work from established artists with autism like Gregory Blackstock and Jessica Park—as well as many who are unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that serves to educate and inspire anyone who knows someone diagnosed with ASD. Mullin's introduction and the foreword by bestselling author Temple Grandin also provide an overview of autism, and advocate for nurturing the talents, artistic and otherwise, of autistic individuals. "What is the actual experience of living with autism in a deep-felt sense, beyond the social stereotypes and headline-worthy superskills? Drawing Autism, a celebration of the artistry and self-expression found in artwork by people diagnosed with autism, explores just that. The stunning volume features works by more than fifty international contributors, from children to established artists, that illustrate the rich multiplicity of the condition." —The Atlantic "Mullin . . . brings together fascinating works by 40 artists on the spectrum with their answers to her questions about their process." —The Boston Globe "A testament to the power of art to reveal the inner world of people living with ASD." —Publishers Weekly

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