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Basic Perspective Drawing : A Visual Approach



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This book introduces students, both those in formal design courses and self-learners, to the basic principles and techniques of perspective drawing. The clear and accessible illustrations show how to construct perspective views one step at a time. The new, streamlined Sixth Edition contains must-have content for students and instructors in art and design, architecture, and interior design programs. Illustrations are updated to reflect the most current drawing styles and examples. Supplementary tutorial videos, grouped according to the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and studio art/illustration, will provide live-action demonstrations of some of the key topics discussed in the book.

Author Biography

John Montague, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Design and Technology at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Overview

Chapter 2 Rendering Perspective Views from Observed Reality

Chapter 3 Plans, Elevations, and Paraline Projections

Chapter 4 Constructing Perspective Views

Chapter 5 Geometric Tools: Diagonals, Squares, and Cubes

Chapter 6 Sloping Planes and Surfaces

Chapter 7 Circles and Curved Surfaces

Chapter 8 Shadows and Reflections

Chapter 9 Freehand Sketching and Rapid Visualization

Chapter 10 The Figure in Perspective

Chapter 11 Shading and Rendering

Chapter 12 Aerial Perspective

Appendix A Examples of Perspective Views

Appendix B Notes on Studying and Teaching Perspective Drawing


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