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A Guide to Pictorial Perspective (Dover Books on Art, Art History)

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Meeting the challenge of realistic drawing involves the application of science to an individual design sense. Here is a clear, jargon-free primer on recreating objects from nature by using perspective techniques. Author Benjamin R. Green's straightforward approach teaches artists and students at all levels how to visually rationalize the differences between form and appearance.

Green begins with definitions of lines (parallel, perpendicular, inclined, horizontal, and vertical) and discussions of the seat of the eye and the vanishing point. He examines the relative situation of the spectator and the object to be drawn, compares parallel and oblique views, and discusses drawing objects with more than four sides and curved-line objects such as arches. Numerous illustrations appear throughout the text.

Synopsis:

Here is a clear, jargon-free primer on re-creating objects from nature by using perspective techniques. It teaches artists and students at all levels how to visually rationalize the differences between form and appearance.

Synopsis:

Here is a clear, jargon-free primer on re-creating objects from nature by using perspective techniques. It teaches artists and students at all levels how to visually rationalize the differences between form and appearance.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. Appearances of Objects

II. Definitions--Positions of Lines

    Parallel--Perpendicular--Inclined

    Horizontal Line--Prime Vertical Line

    Seat of the Eye--Vanishing Point

III. Relative Situation of the Spectator and the Object to be Drawn From

    1. Height, &c., of the Eye with Relation to the Object--Vanishing Lines

    2. Distance of the Object from the Spectator

    3. Positions of the Object to the Spectator--Forms of Buildings, &c.

IV. Parallel and Oblique Views of Objects Compared

V. Parallel View of Objects

    Roof Lines--Ascents--Descents

    Interiors

VI. Oblique View of Objects

VII. Objects Having More than Four Sides

VIII. Curved-line Objects

    Arches

Concluding Remarks

Summary of Principles in this Guide

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486444048
Author:
Green, Benjamin R
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Green, Benjamin R.
Author:
Art Instruction
Author:
Art Instruct
Author:
Ion
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Perspective
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
Art - Drawing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 plates, 3 line illus.
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.28 lb

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Here is a clear, jargon-free primer on re-creating objects from nature by using perspective techniques. It teaches artists and students at all levels how to visually rationalize the differences between form and appearance.

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Here is a clear, jargon-free primer on re-creating objects from nature by using perspective techniques. It teaches artists and students at all levels how to visually rationalize the differences between form and appearance.

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