Drawing the Landscape

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Wiley, Aug 23, 1997 - Architecture - 352 pages
Drawing the Landscape Second Edition If you want to approach drawing as a means to a better understanding of the natural and built environment and one’s own creative potential, Chip Sullivan’s Drawing the Landscape offers the inspiration and the tools. The Second Edition of this useful book helps you unlock your creative potential, cultivate your own personal form of expression,and prepare professional graphic presentations in landscape architecture and architecture. From quick sketches to highly finished works in various media, Drawing the Landscape presents a broad range of ways to render the natural and the built environment. The book covers the basics of sketching the landscape and achieving convincing perspective drawings, and also introduces innovative freehand drawing techniques that add a more creative dimension to your work. Additionally, it discusses the philosophy of drawing as a method to enhance your observational ability. But this book offers more than technical instruction—its emphasis on individuality and artistic experimentation distinguishes it from other art and design books currently on the market. The author discusses equipment, techniques, tones, textures,and different types of drawing used to compose the landscape, but also recommends drawing practices,such as keeping a daybook, that keep the creative juices flowing. The Second Edition of Drawing the Landscape updates every chapter of the popular First Edition, and features:
  • a new chapter entitled "The Figure in the Landscape"
  • a new color insert
  • freehand perspective techniques
  • more examples of final drawings
  • practical group visualization exercises that facilitate the book’s use in the classroom.
Illustrated with the author’s own highly acclaimed freehand drawings, each chapter of Drawing the Landscape presents practical examples, step-by-step exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The book offers solid advice about preparing design projects for professional competition. Whether you are a landscape architecture professional, architect, designer, artist, illustrator, or student, Drawing the Landscape gives you the skills and confidence to realize your creative potential.

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Contents

Composing the Landscape
7
The Daybook
21
The Creative Environment
45
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

About the Author Chip Sullivan is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. Earlier, he taught at Harvard University and worked at Sasaki Associates. Mr. Sullivan has had more than twenty exhibits of his own work across the United States, and has published numerous articles. The recipient of a Rome Fellowship at the American Academy of Rome, he holds B.A. and M.A degrees from the University of Florida.

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