Basic perspective for artists: a guide to the creative use of perspective in drawing, painting, and design

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Watson-Guptill Publications, Feb 1, 1995 - Art - 128 pages
From the Renaissance to the beginning of the twentieth century, all classically trained artists were expected to possess a thorough knowledge of and fluency in the rules of perspective. In contrast, many modern art movements either disdained this knowledge or ignored it entirely. As a result, many of today's artists, illustrators, and designers missed (or avoided) learning about perspective, which restricts their scope of subject matter and prevents them from working in styles for which accurate perspective is necessary. In "Basic Perspective for Artists, " noted artist and author Keith West presents unusual and thought-provoking demonstrations and examples, enabling readers to embrace perspective as part of their basic skills while using its traditional techniques to nurture individual modes of expression.

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Introduction
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Basic principles
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Concepts
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