Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach

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Overview

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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A course or self-study text or professional reference for artists, illustrators, designers, and architects. Demonstrates rather than describes the principles and techniques of perspective drawing, moving from simple concepts to specific tools and methods. The third edition includes new chapters on freehand sketching, scaling the human figure, shading techniques, computer applications, and other topics; no dates are noted for earlier editions. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118414125
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 955,583
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Overview 1
2 Rendering Perspective Views from Observed Reality 19
3 Plans, Elevations and Paraline Projections 26
4 Constructing Perspective Views 36
5 Geometric Tools: Diagonals, Squares, and Cubes 69
6 Sloping Planes and Surfaces 81
7 Circles and Curved Surfaces 95
8 Shadows and Reflections 125
9 Examples of Perspective Views: Step-by-Step Construction and Analysis 145
Index 193
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