Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 8, 2011 - Architecture - 288 pages
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Master the art of perspective drawing with an updated edition of this bestselling guide

Basic Perspective Drawing, Sixth Edition gives artists, illustrators, designers, and architects an accessible guide for developing a firm and thorough grasp of the important principles and techniques for perspective drawing. Logically moving from simple concepts to specific tools and methods, the book provides clear step-by-step illustrations on how to construct perspective views with graphic examples covering every part of the process.

With the same attractive, easy-to-follow style that made previous editions so popular, the new, streamlined Sixth Edition contains must-have content for students and instructors in art and design, architecture, and interior design programs. Illustrations are updated to reflect the most current drawing styles and examples, and supplementary tutorial videos provide live-action demonstrations of some of the key topics discussed in the book.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 OVERVIEW
1
Chapter 2 RENDERING PERSPECTIVE VIEWS FROM OBSERVED REALITY
19
Chapter 3 PLANS ELEVATIONS AND PARALINE PROJECTIONS
29
Chapter 4 CONSTRUCTING PERSPECTIVE VIEWS
40
Chapter 5 GEOMETRIC TOOLS DIAGONALS SQUARES AND CUBES
79
Chapter 6 SLOPING PLANES AND SURFACES
94
Chapter 7 CIRCLES AND CURVED SURFACES
111
Chapter 8 SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS
145
Chapter 10 THE FIGURE IN PERSPECTIVE
179
Chapter 11 SHADING AND RENDERING
191
Chapter 12 AERIAL PERSPECTIVE
201
Chapter 13 PERSPECTIVE DRAWING AND THE COMPUTER
209
Appendix A EXAMPLES OF PERSPECTIVE VIEWS
221
Appendix B NOTES ON STUDYING AND TEACHING PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
293
INDEX
299
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Chapter 9 FREEHAND SKETCHING AND RAPID VISUALIZATION
167

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About the author (2011)

John Montague, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Design and Technology at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York.

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