Drawing the Landscape / Edition 3

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Drawing the Landscape illustrates how to create a wide range of graphic representations of the built environment using step-by-step tutorials, exercises and hundreds of examples. This new edition addresses changes in media and expression that have deeply affected the landscape architecture discipline.
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Editorial Reviews

The author, a landscape architect, addresses all aspects of drawing for architects, designers, and illustrators, covering materials, techniques, and the creative process, and including numerous exercises and examples. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471430353
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/9/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,254,219
  • Product dimensions: 8.43 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

CHIP SULLIVAN is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. Numerous articles have been written by and about Mr. Sullivan, who continues to show his work in galleries across the country. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Rome Prize, and earlier in his career he taught at Harvard University and worked at Sasaki Associates.
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Table of Contents


1. The Essence of Drawing.

Definition of Drawing.

Drawing as Conceptualizing.

Drawing as Seeing.

Freedom and Structure.

The Power of Drawing.

The Spirit of Drawing.

2. The Daybook.

Types of Daybooks.


Mixed Media.


Daybook Variations.

3. The Creative Environment.

The Studio.

The Artistic Community.


The Creative Process.

4. Equipment and Drawing Instruments.


The Pencil.

Drawing Paper.

Soft Media.

Pen and Ink.

Technical Pens.

Colored Pencils.


5. Preliminary Drawing Exercises.

Holding the Drawing Instrument.

6. Tone and Texture.

Light, Shade, and Shadow.

Tone and Value.






Basic Solids in Tone.


7. Drawing Techniques for Trees and Plants.

Contour Drawing.


Plant Forms.

Plant Structure.



Tree and Plant Massing.

8. Composing the Landscape Drawing.

The Picture Plane.

Drawing Paper.

The Classic Landscape Composition.

Optical Devices.

9. Freehand Perspective Drawing.

Linear Perspective.

Freehand Landscape Perspective.

Horizon Line.

Viewpoints and Vanishing Points.

Proportional Relationships.

Developing the Gestural Quality of Freehand Perspective.

Architectural Perspective.

10. Drawing the Landscape in Plan, Elevation, and Section.

The Landscape Plan.

Frame of Reference.


The Freehand Conceptual Plan.

The Measured Plan.

Ground Plane Treatments.

Ground Plane Textures.



Trees and Vegetation.


The Elevation.

The Section.

Illustrating the Elevation and Section.

Elevation Perspective.

11. Axonometric and Isometric Landscape Drawing.

The Axonometric.

The Isometric.

Freehand Bird’s-Eye.

The Exploded View.

Illustrating the Axonometric and Isometric.

Composing the Paraline Drawing.

12. The Figure in the Landscape.

Drawing the Figure.

The Life-Drawing Session.

The Skeleton.

The Muscles.

Proportional Systems.

Drawing the Figure in Gesture.

Fashion Illustration.


13. Animating the Landscape: Drawing with Vim, Vigor, and Vitality.

The Storyboard.

Animating and Embellishing the Wireframe.


The Gesture as a Design Tool.

The Design File.

The Portfolio.

14. Composing the Final Drawing.

The Mock-up.


The Competition Drawing.

Experimental Media: A Gallery of Ideas.





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