Lessons in Drawing Plans and Interiors

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-12-14
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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Lessons in Drawing Plans and Interiors features step-by-step illustrated lessons for students learning beginning manual drafting and perspective drawing for interiors. Starting with the fundamentals, the book guides new learners through complete lessons for all of the major drafting and perspective drawing projects. Each step is demonstrated by 2- color illustration following the same order in which professionals do the work of drawing plans and interiors. Clear, concise, and above all visual, this book speaks directly to the needs of beginner students, and it features a rich ancillaries program to help instructors incorporate these lessons into their curriculum and assess student work, including CAD drawings for final projects, exercises, class handouts, project evaluation sheets, sample schedules and syllabi, templates for drafting features, and test banks. Lessons in Drawing Plans and Interiors enables beginning students to learn manual drafting and drawing interiors in the best possible way-by guiding them through the step-by-step work.

Author Biography

Patricia Potwin Ellis, M.A., M.F.A., taught architectural drafting at Mississippi College, USA.

Table of Contents

Section 1 – Learning Drafting

1. Drafting Equipment
2. Geometric Construction
3. Scales
4. Lettering
5. Orthographic and Isometric Projections
6. Types of Lines
7. Dimensioning
8. Drafting Common Features
9. Schedules
10. Sections
11. Electrical Plans
12. Elevations

Section 2 – Drafting Projects

Introduction to Drafting Projects
13. First Floor Plan
14. Second Floor Plan with Electrical
15. First Floor Electrical Plan
16. Front Elevation
17. Kitchen Elevation

Section 3 – Perspective Interiors

Introduction to Perspective Interiors
18. Fundamentals of One-Point Perspective
19. Drawing Perspective Grids
20. Using One-point Grid
21. One-Point Interior – Living Room
22. Fundamentals of Two-Point Perspective
23. Two-Point Interior – Family Room
24. Bedroom Interiors
25. Commercial Interior
26. One-Point Kitchen Interior
27. Two-Point Kitchen Interior
28. Presentation Rendering – House Exterior


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