Описание: A good sketch starts with good bones.
Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the "Urban Sketching Handbook" series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work?
"The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective" helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color--in accurate perspective. Full of helpful tips, architect and illustrator, Stephanie Bower even de-constructs sketches to show you how to create them Once you understand perspective, it will change the way you see the world--you'll see perspective everywhere.
Some of the key concepts explored in this volume are:
This updated version of Rockport's bestselling Design Elements offers expanded and updated content in a new, cleaner format for easier navigation. Author Timothy Samara has added more than 50 new diagrams and more than 100 new images of real-world projects with an increased emphasis on web and environmental design projects. The "20 Rules for Good Design" has been revisited and expanded to 25 Rules. The book covers all the design fundamentals from working with grids, color application, typography, imagery to finally how to put it all together. Expansion and new material includes:
-Composition/layout, visual hierarchy -Form and composition in relation to concepts and meaning
-Color psychology and narrative-Color coding-Reference palettes for time periods, cultures, and businesses
-Special color and printing techniques -Combining type styles, editorial text setting issues, plus-Web-related type style and hierarchy issues
-Strategies for using photography; design drawing; medium and meaning; pictorial and non-pictorial -image-making options; semiotics, symbolic and metaphorical image use; type as image-Making type and imagery work better together
-Finding flexibility in design systems -The design process, from creative concept development and practical work-flow standpoints...
-Plus a complete project case study with major decision-moments keyed to respective sections
Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive, design becomes useless. In language, a departure from the rules is only appreciated as great literature if recognition of the rules underlies the text. Graphic design is a "visual language," and brilliance is recognized in designers whose work seems to break all the rules, yet communicates its messages clearly.This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 25 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together? Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.
Название: Understanding Watercolours ISBN: 0907462391 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780907462392 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 3130 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: This book acts as a practical introduction to the subject of collecting British watercolour paintings. There is a lot more to collecting than noting just the price, the name of the artist and deciding whether or not one likes the subject. Many watercolours are either not signed or bear false signatures, or perhaps have been saddled with misleading attributions. The text and carefully chosen illustrations take collectors behind the formal signature on the picture and show them what to look for in it, the idiosyncrasies of the artist, his style and his individual methods of working. Yet even when all the technical points are understood there remains the whim of fashion which varies over long periods and has moved round, ignoring or praising each artist in turn. Without an understanding of the movement of fashion, past collections and ideas on collecting, it would be hard to understand the subject.
Описание: Beautifully reproduced masterpieces showcase Caravaggio's genius in a unique, highly educational, and enjoyable format. Published to coincide with an exhibition at Rome's Scudrie del Quirinale on the four hundredth anniversary of Caravaggio's death, this magnificent book reproduces fifty of his most important works from great museums around the world. Each work is accompanied by a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each painting and features captions that highlight the most important details or subtle symbolism embedded in a painting. Called the most famous painter in Rome during his lifetime, Caravaggio is credited with bringing realism to painting, refining the technique of chiaroscuro, and inspiring the rise of the baroque. Among the masterpieces included are "Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Bacchus, John the Baptist, Medusa, Judith Beheading Holofernes, Amor Victorious, Ecce Homo "and "The Flagellation of Christ."
Название: Understanding Jewellery - 3rd Edition ISBN: 1851494308 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851494309 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 5173 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This essentially practical book, Understanding Jewellery, now available in a revised and fully updated third edition, is unique in explaining why jewellery values vary and the individual points important for each category. A major section is devoted to the identification of the major gem-stones and the testing methods to assess quality and detect fakes. Explanations are given in a straightforward, uncomplicated manner with a text largely linked directly to specific illustrations. This makes the assimilation of the information much easier than in traditional text dominated books. The authors, both jewellery experts, evaluate many millions of pounds' worth annually and thus handle a complete cross-section of what is available on the market. They have specially selected the hundreds of superb colour illustrations to show what to look for and, equally important, what to avoid. Whether interested in the history of fashion, deciding what to buy or simply to enjoy a visualast of beautiful objects, this book will serve as an invaluable reference and represents outstanding value.
Описание: The rise and spectacular fall of the friendship between the two great philosophers of the eighteenth century, barely six months after they first met, reverberated on both sides of the Channel. This title explores the unfolding rift between two of the greatest of Enlightenment thinkers, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume.
Название: Understanding Greek Sculpture ISBN: 0500237107 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500237106 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Цена: 2897 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Discobolus, the Venus de Milo and the Parthenon frieze are sculptural masterpieces of worldwide renown. But our appreciation of them as "works of art",
enshrined in museums, is far removed from the way in which the ancient Greeks saw and perceived them. In order to fully comprehend Greek sculpture, it is important to recreate the
conditions of its production and consider those who commissioned, used and viewed it, as well as the sculptors themselves.
This text re-examines the contexts in which
classical statuary was made and displayed, and restores its former cultural significance. In its original, intended setting, Greek sculpture not only looked quite different - massed together
or elevated on pediments and friezes, and brightly painted - but it also served surprising social, religious and political purposes. Illustrated with diverse examples, this text draws upon
literary, historical, and archaeological evidence to explain the techniques of the manufacture of Greek sculpture, tracing its production over a period of some 700 years from the eighth
century BC to the Hellenistic period.
Название: Understanding Islam ISBN: 1857595122 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781857595123 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 3130 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers an introduction to the Islamic faith, drawing on the collection of Islamic manuscripts held at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. This title explains Islam`s history, practice and beliefs through reproductions of pages from Qur`ans, as well as other Islamic manuscripts including poems and prayers.
Название: Isms: Undrstdg Architecture ISBN: 0789313804 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789313805 Издательство: Rizzoli USA Цена: 1321 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Following the success of Isms: Understanding Art, this engaging and informative guide to the significant "isms" of architectural history spans from the ancient Greeks, Romans, and the Renaissance up to the present day. Each spread is devoted to a distinct architectural movement and explains when it first emerged, the historical period to which it applies, the principal disputes over its applicability, and illustrates important structures, practitioners, key words, and distinctive features. From Hellenic Classicism and Expressionism to Brutalism and Blobism, with many stops along the way, these sixty well illustrated and clearly defined "isms" help put all of the "built environments" of the world into context.
Описание: Design Elements, Color Fundamentals focuses on color as a core element in design, taking an in depth look at using color in design applications, integrating color with type and image, affecting meaning, creating order and applying principles to effectively communicate with color. Compact yet informative text and numerous visual examples illustrate practical techniques for successfully using color in real world design projects, type and image, and how color can affect meaning in design and create order. These principles are illustrated with examples and brief text to keep the content simple, yet informative.
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