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The Complete Guide to Perspective Drawing [Audio]


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Preface. Introduction. List of Abbreviations. 1. Basic Perspective Terms. 2. One- through Six-Point perspective an Overview. 3. One-Point Perspective. 4. Reference Points. 5. Two-Point Perspective. 6. Measuring Point Geometry. 7. Horizontal Angles. 8. Ellipses, Spheres, Spiral Forms, and Random Curves. 9. Inclined Planes. 10. Inclined Cuboids. 11. Incline Geometry. 12. The Problem of Distant Vanishing points. 13. Falling and Rotating Forms. 14. Tilted Tapered Forms. 15. Perspective in the 1400s. 16. Plan/Elevation View Perspective. 17. Three-Point Perspective. 18. Three-Point Angles. 19. Combining One- and Three-Point Perspective. 20. Combining Two- and Three-Point Perspective. 21. Combining Three-Point Perspective Diagrams. 22. Compound Inclines in Two-Point Perspective. 23. Shadows. 24. Shadows of Round, Spherical, and Curved Objects. 25. Positive Shadows. 26. Negative Shadows. 27. Shadows from Artificial Light Sources. 28. Three-Point Shadows. 29. Reflections. 30. Reflections on Inclined Surfaces. 31. Reflections on Curved Surfaces. 32. Anamorphic Perspective. 33. Four-Point Perspective. 34. Five-Point Perspective. 35. Six-Point Perspective. 36. Miscellaneous. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

Craig Attebery is a native southern Californian. He graduated from ArtCenter College of Design, USA, in 1980, receiving a BFA with Honors. He then completed his MFA studies at Otis/Parsons Art Institute, USA, in 1984. Craig has worked as a freelance illustrator for advertising agencies, science books, and the entertainment industry, as well as creating conceptual art for JPL/NASA and the aerospace industry. Craig's illustrations have appeared in many publications including Newsweek and Time magazines. In addition to his commercial work, he has participated in exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the country and internationally, including the Fry Museum (Seattle, WA), the Arnot Museum (Elmira, NY), the Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi, TX), and the Oceanside Museum (Oceanside, CA). His work is in the permanent collection of the de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA). Craig is a faculty member at ArtCenter College of Design where he has taught perspective for over 15 years.


"Full of very clear illustrations with a straightforward text, knowledge of algebra and geometry is not required. [...] This is an excellent guide that is easy to use. It is well laid out, allowing information to be easily accessed."

Ray Needham FAIA FFA FIPA FMAAT, Building Engineer, September 2018

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