A Handbook of Biological Illustration [NOOK Book]

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This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the consideration of size and of printing processes, choice of materials, methods for saving time and labor, drawing techniques, lettering methods, and mounting and packing the finished illustrations. She explains how to produce clear and attractive charts, graphs, and maps,...
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A Handbook of Biological Illustration

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Overview

This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the consideration of size and of printing processes, choice of materials, methods for saving time and labor, drawing techniques, lettering methods, and mounting and packing the finished illustrations. She explains how to produce clear and attractive charts, graphs, and maps, so essential to science publications. Though this primer does not cover photographic techniques, it does include advice on retouching, cropping, and mounting photographs and on using photographs of biological subjects as aids in drawing. This second edition is updated to reflect the many technological changes in art materials and printing processes that have occurred since the book's first publication, and it includes an entirely new chapter on planning, designing, and mounting the poster presentations that have become an essential part of conferences held by scientific societies. Also included are the requirements and conventions peculiar to biological illustration and a bibliography of useful reference works.

"Every biology student who intends to write a thesis deserves to own this book, as does the biologist who intends to publish or work up some visual aids for his own use. There is no reason to limit the concepts of this handbook to the field of biology; it should be useful to other specific areas of science."—Evan Lindquist, American Biology Teacher (from a review of the first edition)
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Authoritative summary accounts of the important areas in which significant advances have been made through biomedical engineering. The task of studying or choosing a design or system is facilitated by the gathering of this material, of value to biomedical engineers and to biological and medical researchers, clinicans, and manufacturers. It concentrates on an in-depth description of the most important currently used systems and materials. Six parts cover biomaterials and biomechanics, clinical engineering, and engineering in physiological systems analysis. New edition designed to help biologists and artists confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. Gives practical instructions for drawing, lettering, planning for size and printing processes, choosing materials, saving time and labor, mounting and packing the finished illustrations, and producing clear and attractive charts, graphs, and maps. Cloth ed. $27. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents



Contents

List of Illustrations


Preface


1
Printing Processes

Reproduction in Small Quantities


Reproduction in Large Quantities



2
Size and Reduction of Illustrations for Publication

Advisability of Reduction


Planning the Copy Size



3
Materials

Preliminary Drawings (Rough Drafts)


Ink Drawings


Scratchboard Drawings


Special Black-and-White Techniques


Pencil Drawings


Wash Drawings


Carbon-Dust Drawings


Maps and Graphs


Lettering


Retouching Photography


Mounting Illustrations


Miscellaneous Materials and Equipment



4
The Preliminary Drawing

Introductory Remarks


Making the Preliminary Drawing


Measuring the Subject, Using Common and Special Drawing Aids


Drawing Live Animals


Enlarging or Reducing the Sketch



5
The Finished Drawing

Transferring the Drawing


Black-and-White Illustrations


Continuous-Tone Illustrations


Methods of Correcting Mistakes



6
Preparing Graphs and Maps

Materials and Special Techniques


Graphs


Maps


Computer-Generated Graphics



7
Lettering

Introductory Remarks


Hand Lettering


Lettering Guides


Mechanical (Scriber) Lettering Systems


Preprinted Lettering



8
Poster Sessions

Preliminary Planning


Designing the Presentation


Lettering


Mounting the Presentation



9
Photographs, Plates, and Projection Slides

Photographs


Arranging Figures into Plates


Slides



10
Mounting and Packing Illustrations

Mounting Illustrations


Protecting Illustrations


Documenting Illustrations


Packing and Mailing



Afterword


Selected References


Index

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