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Perspective : from basic to creative

by Gill, Robert W.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction NC750.G55 2006
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  NC750.G55 2006
 
 
Summary
The classic work on perspective, with an authoritative text and timeless illustrations, now available in one volume and in a larger format.

It is impossible to look at an object or view the world without being aware of a sense of distance and three-dimensional solidity. Using perspective allows us to create the illusion of these qualities on paper or on screen. While modern 3-D software can give architects and designers immediate and impressive results in their work, it is vital for any designer to understand the principles of perspective that underlie such complex software. This book explains those principles in clear and simple terms.

Starting with an illustrated explanation of the technical terms used, Robert W. Gill introduces the three basic types of perspective: one-point, two-point, and three-point with objects inclined to the ground plane (from the worm's-eye to the bird's-eye point of view). He then develops the basic principles into a set of valuable creative tools, using step-by-step processes that enable the reader to understand how to create accurate and convincing visuals.

Originally published as two separate books, Basic Perspective and Creative Perspective , this new volume is an invaluable tool for architectural and 3-D design students, technical illustrators, product designers, and anyone who appreciates that--even in our technology-led world--an understanding of visual principles is the key to great design. 259 illustrations.
Contents
1: Basic perspective
Terms used in perspective projection
Drawing the perspective: one-point and two-point
Three-point perspective: objects inclined to the ground plane
Perspectives with an inclined picture plane
2: Creative perspective
The use of alternative height lines for more complicated shapes
Regular and irregular shapes
Perspective drawings with a grid over the plan
The box method
Circles, cylinders and spheres
Reflections
The use of measuring points
Shadow projection in perspective drawing
Short cuts in perspective drawing.

Additional Information
Subjects Perspective.
Publisher London ; New York :Thames & Hudson,2006
Other Titles Basic perspective.
Creative perspective.
Basic perspective.
Creative perspective.
Contributors Gill, Robert W. Basic perspective.
Gill, Robert W. Creative perspective.
Language English
Notes "A combined ed. of two separately published works: Basic perspective. London : Thames & Hudson, 1974 ; Creative perspective. London : Thames & Hudson, 1975.
Includes index.
Description 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 0500286078 (pbk.)
9780500286074 (pbk.)
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