As a cultural technique, drawing was ¿rmly anchored in the realities of European
society from early modern to modern times. Based on this fact, the present volume
asks for the ¿rst time about the signi¿cance of drawing and drawing education in
other cultural areas. Indigenous methods of drawing and sign-learning in Arabic,
Asian, Latin American, North American and European countries are addressed as well
as historical transfer processes of didactic methods, aesthetic norms and
educational institutions of drawing instruction.