Perspective Made Easy

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - Art - 203 pages
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Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Now they can remedy that situation with this step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective. Using over 250 simple line drawings, the author leads the reader through every important concept. 256 illustrations.
  

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User Review  - Yi - Goodreads

Great reference book on perspective - easy to understand explanations with plenty of illustrations. Not surprised how complex perspective can be. This is one definitive go-to book on the subject that will be revisited again and again. Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica Courter - Goodreads

The title is not deceiving! This will teach you all the essentials about perspective in a easy to read and fully illustrated manner. Well worth my time. I borrowed this from a friend, but if I ever start drawing more frequently, I might add this to my shelf as a quick reference book. Read full review

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Contents

THE HORIZON THE VANISHING POINT THE EYELEVEL
1
THE EYELEVEL AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
11
PARALLEL LINES AS WE SEE THEM PARALLEL LINES RELATED TO ONEPOINT PERSPECTIVE
21
THE THREE SETS OF PARALLELS LOCATING THE POINT AND THE EYELEVEL
31
THE TWO VANISHING POINTS THE HEIGHT LINES
39
PLACING THE TWO VANISHING POINTS THE ERROR OF CLOSE SPACING
47
SHOWING HOW THE VANISHING POINTS MOVE IN RELATIONSHIP TO ONE ANOTHER
57
BUILDING PERSPECTIVE WITH BRICKS
67
FINDING THE CENTER DIVIDING SPACES INTO HALVES PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
105
CYLINDERS IN PERSPECTIVE DRAWING ELLIPSES
117
PRACTICAL USES OF CYLINDERS IN DRAWING DIVIDING THE CIRCLE
131
DIVIDING A SURFACE IN PERSPECTIVE DRAWING A CHECKERBOARD
143
SHADE AND SHADOWS
155
REFLECTIONS
167
UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE UPANDDOWN POINTS EXAMPLES
175
PERSPECTIVE DOWNHILL PERSPECTIVE UPHILL THE FALSE EYELEVEL
183

PLACING FIGURES AND OBJECTS IN A DRAWING
79
CENTER OF INTEREST CHANGING THE VIEW ROOFS IN PERSPECTIVE
89
INTERIORS PLACING OF FURNITURE
97
MECHANICAL PERSPECTIVE
191
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