Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach, 6th Edition
The best-selling guide…now completely updated to include online tutorials!
Basic Perspective Drawing introduces students, both those in formal design courses and self-learners, to the basic principles and techniques of perspective drawing. 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. Updated illustrations reflect the most current drawing styles and examples while supplementary tutorial videos, grouped by architectural disciplines, interior design, and studio art/illustration, provide live-action demonstrations of key topics discussed in the book.
Chapter 2 RENDERING PERSPECTIVE VIEWS FROM OBSERVED REALITY 19
Chapter 3 PLANS, ELEVATIONS, AND PARALINE PROJECTIONS 29
Chapter 4 CONSTRUCTING PERSPECTIVE VIEWS 40
Chapter 5 GEOMETRIC TOOLS: DIAGONALS, SQUARES, AND CUBES 79
Chapter 6 SLOPING PLANES AND SURFACES 94
Chapter 7 CIRCLES AND CURVED SURFACES 111
Chapter 8 SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS 145
Chapter 9 FREEHAND SKETCHING AND RAPID VISUALIZATION 167
Chapter 10 THE FIGURE IN PERSPECTIVE 179
Chapter 11 SHADING AND RENDERING 191
Chapter 12 AERIAL PERSPECTIVE 201
Appendix A EXAMPLES OF PERSPECTIVE VIEWS 209
Appendix B NOTES ON STUDYING AND TEACHING PERSPECTIVE DRAWING 261
John Montague, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Design and Technology at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York.
Basic Perspective Drawing introduces students, both those in formal design courses and self-learners, to the basic principles and techniques of perspective drawing.