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Understanding Perspective: Form, Depth, and Distance


"Originally published in Italy by Il Castello Collane Techniche, Milano, 2011, [as] Prospettiva e struttura: come raffigurare i volumi e le forme"--T.p. verso.
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"Originally published in Italy by Il Castello Collane Techniche, Milano, 2011, [as] Prospettiva e struttura: come raffigurare i volumi e le forme"--T.p. verso.
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"I have read many books on perspective and studied it at an art college, I believe this book is the most easily understood that I have come across. It simplifies the whole process whilst showing accomplished work." —
Library Journal
Civardi presents here a simple, thorough explanation of the basic principles of perspective drawing, the representation of three-dimensional space in a two-dimensional medium. After a brief introduction touching on tools, geometry, and optics, this slim guide covers aerial, linear, and central-linear perspective, two-point and three-point perspective, and the use of construction lines, projected shadows, and reflections. Many finished drawings, step-by-step process drawings, and photographs are provided throughout. VERDICT Beginning and intermediate hobbyists and art students can use this book to learn or improve their realistic-drawing skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844487837
  • Publisher: Search Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Art of Drawing
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 529,531
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Giovanni Civardi is an artist, a teacher, and the author of numerous books including, "Drawing Hands," "Drawing Scenery," "Drawing the Clothed Figure and Feet," and "Drawing Techniques."
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