Part of the "Learn to Draw" series, this book looks at drawing buildings. All the basics are covered, to provide a sound foundation in drawing techniques, and numerous illustrations and step-by-step drawings show how these are put into practice. Each book includes information on tools and equipment, proportion and shapes, light and shade, structure and form, composition and working from photographs.
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The new HarperCollins "Learn To Draw" series contains more than a dozen slim, inexpensive volumes, each devoted to a single genre. Cook's book on buildings is a good introduction to basic drawing tools and materials, with brief demonstrations and tips. The volume suffers from the smallness of many of the illustrations and the resulting loss of detail. An earlier effort by Michael Woods, The Complete Drawing Course: How You Can Master All the Techniques of Drawing in Just 25 Minutes (Batsford, 1995) is broader in scope and a better value. For those who want to render buildings in watercolor, Taylor's book is an unequivocal success. A member of the Society of Architectural Illustrators, Taylor has created a sumptuous work, rich in detailed images, and, moreover, complete with a brilliant text. For readers who wonder how a particular shadow is splashed over a stucco wall or how to get small panes in sunlight to look like real glass, Taylor reveals the color values and techniques necessary. Highly recommended, for beginning or advanced artists.
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Book Description Collins, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000412670X
Book Description Collins, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000412670X