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Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach, 5th Edition

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Master the art of perspective drawing with this updated edition

Basic Perspective Drawing, Fifth Edition gives artists, illustrators, designers, and architects an accessible visual 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 accessible step-by-step illustrations on how to construct perspective views with graphic examples covering every key part of the process.

With the same attractive, easy-to-follow style that made previous editions so popular, this Fifth Edition adds new chapters on freehand sketching and rapid visualization, additional step-by-step examples, and new material demonstrating three-point views and methods of setting figures into perspective spaces. Basic Perspective Drawing, Fifth Edition is an invaluable learning tool that can be drawn in, written in, and highlighted to ensure effective understanding of the practices, concepts, and processes of perspective drawing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. CONTENTS
  5. PREFACE
  6. CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW
    1. POINTS OF VIEW
    2. SPHERES OF DISAPPEARANCE
    3. CONE OF VISION
    4. FOUR PERSPECTIVE ANGLES
  7. CHAPTER 2: RENDERING PERSPECTIVE VIEWS FROM OBSERVED REALITY
  8. CHAPTER 3: PLANS, ELEVATIONS, AND PARALINE PROJECTIONS
    1. PARALINE DRAWING
    2. PARALINE DRAWING COMPARED TO PERSPECTIVE
  9. CHAPTER 4: CONSTRUCTING PERSPECTIVE VIEWS
    1. DRAWING A ONE-POINT-PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM A PLAN
    2. DRAWING A TWO-POINT-PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM A PLAN
    3. DRAWING PERSPECTIVE VIEWS FROM PLANS AND ELEVATIONS
    4. SOME PROCEDURES AND SETUPS FOR TAKING PLANS INTO VIEWS
    5. CONSTRUCTING PERSPECTIVE-GRID SYSTEMS
  10. CHAPTER 5: GEOMETRIC TOOLS: DIAGONALS, SQUARES, AND CUBES
    1. DIAGONALS
    2. SQUARES
    3. CUBES
  11. CHAPTER 6: SLOPING PLANES AND SURFACES
    1. DRAWING SLOPES OFF RECTANGLES
    2. DRAWING A MEASURED ANGLE IN PERSPECTIVE
    3. DRAWING A MEASURED SLOPED PLANE IN PERSPECTIVE
  12. CHAPTER 7: CIRCLES AND CURVED SURFACES
    1. CIRCLES
    2. CURVES
  13. CHAPTER 8: SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS
    1. SHADOWS
    2. REFLECTIONS
  14. CHAPTER 9: FREEHAND SKETCHING AND RAPID VISUALIZATION
    1. FREEHAND BASICS
  15. CHAPTER 10: THE FIGURE IN PERSPECTIVE
  16. CHAPTER 11: SHADING AND RENDERING
    1. SKETCHING SURFACE TONES
    2. SHADING WITH PARALLEL LINES
    3. RENDERING CONTINUOUS TONES
    4. SHADING FLEXIBLE SURFACES
  17. CHAPTER 12: AERIAL PERSPECTIVE
    1. HOW AERIAL PERSPECTIVE WORKS
    2. AERIAL SPHERES OF DISAPPEARANCE
    3. SETTING UP AERIAL PERSPECTIVE
  18. CHAPTER 13: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING AND THE COMPUTER
    1. COMPUTER USED AS VERSION OF TRADITIONAL METHODS
    2. PERSPECTIVES FROM 3-D DIGITAL MODELS
    3. CONSTRUCTING 3-D COMPUTER MODELS
    4. SOLID MODELING
    5. OTHER 3-D MODELING TOOLS
    6. VIEWING 3-D MODELS
  19. APPENDIX A: EXAMPLES OF PERSPECTIVE VIEWS
  20. APPENDIX B: NOTES ON STUDYING AND TEACHING PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
    1. CLASS SESSIONS
    2. ASSIGNMENTS
    3. LEARNING PROCESS AND EVALUATION
    4. CONTRACT
  21. Index