Light and Shade: A Classic Approach to Three-Dimensional Drawing

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?Form,? writes the author, ?is developed by means of light and shade; without these every object would appear flat.? Originally published in the mid-nineteenth century, this classic approach to three-dimensional drawing was the first book to provide art students with instructions for correctly illustrating perspective outlines of various objects.

An art historian noted for her authoritative reference works, Merrifield clearly demonstrates the principles of light and shade by revealing the effects of common ...

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Overview


“Form,” writes the author, “is developed by means of light and shade; without these every object would appear flat.” Originally published in the mid-nineteenth century, this classic approach to three-dimensional drawing was the first book to provide art students with instructions for correctly illustrating perspective outlines of various objects.

An art historian noted for her authoritative reference works, Merrifield clearly demonstrates the principles of light and shade by revealing the effects of common daylight, sunshine, and candle or artificial light on geometrical solids. Her simple explanations are accompanied by illustrations of cubes, prisms, pyramids, cylinders, spheres, ovals, and cones.

As useful and practical today as it was when first published well over a century ago, Light and Shade provides beginning and advanced art students with valuable insights into effective drawing and sketching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486441436
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Series: Dover Art Instruction Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 502,184
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Table of Contents

The Preface
Introductory Remarks
Lesson 1 General Principles
Lesson 2 Of the Light under which objects are viewed, and of their Shadows
Lessons 3-7 The Cube
Lesson 8 Aerial Perspective
Lesson 9 The Prism and Inclined Planes
Lesson 10 The Pyramid
Lesson 11 The Cylinder
Lesson 12 The Sphere
Lesson 13 The Oval, or Egg Shape
Lesson 14 The Cone
Lesson 15 The Perspective of Shadows
Conclusion
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2009

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    What a deal - A basic course in 64 pages!

    This is one of the Dover reprints of old art instruction manuals, this one first published in 1854. Serious instruction, it is a little book meant for a determined student. It is truly everything about shading for realistic work and is an excellent value for what it is.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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