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Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate Collection

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Perspective Drawing books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. The Complete Guide to Perspective Drawing: From One-Point to Six-Point (2018)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionComputers can calculate perspective angles and create a drawing for us, but the spontaneity of mark making, the tactile quality of a writing surface, the weight of a drawing instrument, and the immediacy of the human touch are sensations that keep traditional drawing skills perpetually relevant. The sensuality and convenience of the hand persists and will survive as a valuable communication tool, as will the need to accurately express your ideas on paper. As a professional, understanding the foundations of drawing, how we process images, and how we interpret what we see are principal skills. Understanding linear perspective…
Author(s): Craig Attebery

2. Drawing Perspective: How to See It and How to Apply It (2016)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionHere�s a hands-on guide to perspective that�s for anyone who wants to draw or paint�in any genre or medium. It�s partly about learning how to draw a set of straight lines that meet at a point, but it�s not filled with lots of dull, dry theory (although it does explain how it all works). Instead, it gives you tons of fun, practical exercises, and encourages you to play with them, so that learning how to draw in perspective is effortless and easy. Put your observational skills to the test with: #56,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1011 in Drawing (Books) #264…
Author(s): Matthew Brehm

3. Perspective Drawing Handbook (Dover Art Instruction) (2004)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis handy guide provides numerous insights and shortcuts to drawing and sketching effectively. Describing mandatory skills for beginning and advanced students, the text covers such subjects as diminution, foreshortening, convergence, shade and shadow, and other visual principles of perspective drawing.Accompanying a concise and thoughtfully written text are more than 150 simply drawn illustrations that depict a sense of space and depth, demonstrate vanishing points and eye level, and explain such concepts as appearance versus reality; perspective distortion; determining…
Author(s): Joseph D’Amelio

4. Framed Perspective Vol. 1: Technical Perspective and Visual Storytelling (2016)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionPerspective is a discipline often set aside when it comes to general art study, though it is essential to master in order to produce any piece of art that is and feels realistic. Framed Perspective 1 equips artists with the technical knowledge needed to produce successful visual storytelling-related drawings: from understanding the basics of the space around us and how we perceive it, all the way to more sophisticated endeavors, like creating entire locations that will become the believable set ups our characters and stories will happen within. As intimidating as perspective may…
Author(s): Marcos Mateu-Mestre

5. Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach (2013)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe 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…
Author(s): John Montague

6. Perspective Made Easy (Dover Art Instruction) (1999)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionPerspective, the author tells us, is easy; yet surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so. This easy-to-follow book — the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective — remedies the situation. In it, the author uses over 250 simple line drawings to illustrate the concepts involved.Beginning with clear, concise, immediately applicable discussions of the horizon, vanishing point, and the crucial relationship of eye level to perspective drawing, you’ll learn how to place figures and objects in a drawing, depict interiors, create…
Author(s): Ernest R. Norling

7. Drawing Masterclass: Perspective (2016)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionTim Fisher is a well-respected UK-based artist and tutor, and here he shows the reader how to master perspective, from simple box diagrams through to complex scenes. The book begins with a fascinating history of perspective in art, in which the author explores every type from zero to multiple-point, with clear diagrams and drawings. Going beyond buildings and landscapes, he shows the reader how to work out perspective when drawing people, animals, boats, reflections and more. He provides expert advice on drawing curved objects and inclined planes, a run-down of common mistakes and an inspirational chapter on…
Author(s): Tim Fisher

8. The Art of Perspective: The Ultimate Guide for Artists in Every Medium (2007)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionIf the concept of perspective makes you think of confusing angles, fancy measuring gadgets and complicated theories, get ready for a very pleasant surprise. In this comprehensive guide, demystifies perspective, presenting it simply as a matter of mimicking the way we see–like the way a distant mountain appears blue, or a road seems to narrow in the distance.The Art of Perspective offers simple but powerful techniques for achieving a convincing illusion of depth and distance, whether it’s a few inches in a still life or miles in a landscape. Forget everything you…
Author(s): Phil Metzger

9. Perspective Drawing for Kids: A Perspective Drawing Guide for Kids, Including Detailed Explanations and Step By Step Exercises (2015)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionPerspective Drawing for Kids: A Comprehensive Perspective Drawing Guide for Kids is a simple and comprehensive guide aimed at kids and teens (ages 10-18). Inside you will find All the information is presented using simple language, and accompanied with MANY illustrations. The book discusses perspective basics, one-point perspective, two-point perspective and three-point perspective. Each part contains an exercise. There is also a final exercise that concludes everything your kids will learn, in which they will create a complete, beautiful city landscape. and…
Author(s): Liron Yanconsky

10. Design Drawing (2019)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionHand drawing is an integral part of the design process and central to the architecture profession. An architect’s precise interpretation and freedom of expression are captured through hand drawing, and it is perhaps the most fundamental skill that the designer must develop in order to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively. In his distinctive style, world-renowned author Francis D. K. Ching presents Design Drawing, Third Edition, the classic guide to hand drawing that clearly demonstrates how to use drawing as a practical tool for formulating and working through design problems. While digital tools continue to evolve,…
Author(s): Francis D. K. Ching, Steven P. Juroszek

11. How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination (2013)

 Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate CollectionHow to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills. Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters provide the foundation for more complex forms. The research and design processes used to generate visual concepts are demonstrated, making it much easier for you to draw things never-before-seen! Best of all, more than 25 pages can be scanned via a smartphone or tablet using the new Design…
Author(s): Scott Robertson, Thomas Bertling

Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some perspective drawing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Landscape Lab: Drawing, Perception and Design for the Next Landscape Models

Author(s): Fabio Bianconi, Marco Filippucci
ID: 2355199, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 30 Mb, Format: pdf

Perspective Drawing

Author(s): Sarah Haley
ID: 2325985, Publisher: Tempe Digital, Year: 2018, Size: 47 Mb, Format: pdf

The Complete Guide to Perspective Drawing: From One-Point to Six-Point

Author(s): Craig Attebery
ID: 2574871, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 24 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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