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A Handbook of Biological Illustration (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing)

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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, 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)

Synopsis:

This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, and 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.

Table of 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

10. Mounting and Packing Illustrations

Mounting Illustrations

Protecting Illustrations

Documenting Illustrations

Packing and Mailing

Afterword

Selected References

Index

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leed, November 1, 2006 (view all comments by leed)
This book is a classic in the field of bilogical illustrations. I believe the first edition was a required text for the Natural History class at Whitman College. (This is where I first discovered the book in the 1970's) As an Elementary School Principal, I'm trying to find copies for my teachers as we try to blend our art and science courses.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226997018
Author:
Zweifel, Frances W.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Biological illustration
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Biology-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Series Volume:
vol. 25, no. 7
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ll halftones, 57 line drawings
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.47x5.61x.36 in. .30 lbs.

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