Drawing and Perceiving: Real-World Drawing for Students of Architecture and Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 29, 2007 - Architecture - 233 pages
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A complete guide to drawing, perception, and analysis for architects and designers

The observation and drawing of real objects are the starting points for the designer's visionary constructions and inspirations. A longtime favorite of architectural students, Douglas Cooper's Drawing and Perceiving: Real-World Drawing for Students of Architecture and Design instills an understanding of the basic principles of drawing that are universal to all design disciplines—mass, volume, form, contour, texture, shadow, and more—as it explores the knowledge, rational thought, and expressiveness that designers rely on to create successful drawings.

Now including a CD featuring Cooper's own dynamic instruction, this new Fourth Edition combines theory and technique to prepare students of architecture and design to carry on a dialogue between their perceptions of the physical world and their understanding of the elements of design.

 

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Contents

Engaging the Visual World
7
Nicholaides and Contour
13
Contour and Composition
31
Nicholaides and Mass
41
Gesture
51
Spaces and Voids
57
Gibson and Textural Gradient
75
Gibson and Depth Cues
91
Drawing Slopes
131
Drawing Complexity
141
Light and Dark and Color
163
Complementary Contrast
177
Perspective OnePoint Magic Method
199
About the CDRom
242
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DOUGLAS COOPER is the Andrew Mellon Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he has been awarded the Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award. He is also an internationally known artist whose panoramic murals can be found in locations across the United States and Europe.

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