Handbook of Biological Illustration

ISBN-10: 0226997014
ISBN-13: 9780226997018
Edition: 2nd
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Description: This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the consideration of size and of printing processes, choice of materials, methods for saving time and labor, drawing techniques, lettering methods, and mounting and packing the finished illustrations. She explains how to produce clear and attractive charts, graphs, and maps, so essential to science publications. Though this primer does not cover photographic techniques, it does include advice on retouching, cropping, and mounting photographs and on using photographs of biological subjects as aids in drawing. This second edition is updated to reflect the many technological changes in art materials and printing processes that have occurred since the book's first publication, and it includes an entirely new chapter on planning, designing, and mounting the poster presentations that have become an essential part of conferences held by scientific societies. Also included are the requirements and conventions peculiar to biological illustration and a bibliography of useful reference works. "Every biology student who intends to write a thesis deserves to own this book, as does the biologist who intends to publish or work up some visual aids for his own use. There is no reason to limit the concepts of this handbook to the field of biology; it should be useful to other specific areas of science."--Evan Lindquist, American Biology Teacher (from a review of the first edition)

List of Illustrations
Preface
Printing Processes Reproduction in Small Quantities Reproduction in Large Quantities
Size and Reduction of Illustrations for Publication Advisability of Reduction Planning the Copy Size
Materials Preliminary Drawings (Rough Drafts) Ink Drawings Scratchboard Drawings Special Black-and-White Techniques Pencil Drawings Wash Drawings Carbon-Dust Drawings Maps and Graphs Lettering Retouching Photography Mounting Illustrations Miscellaneous Materials and Equipment
The Preliminary Drawing Introductory Remarks Making the Preliminary Drawing Measuring the Subject, Using Common and Special Drawing Aids Drawing Live Animals Enlarging or Reducing the Sketch
The Finished Drawing Transferring the Drawing Black-and-White Illustrations Continuous-Tone Illustrations Methods of Correcting Mistakes
Preparing Graphs and Maps Materials and Special Techniques Graphs Maps Computer-Generated Graphics
Lettering Introductory Remarks Hand Lettering Lettering Guides Mechanical (Scriber) Lettering Systems Preprinted Lettering
Poster Sessions Preliminary Planning Designing the Presentation Lettering Mounting the Presentation
Photographs, Plates, and Projection Slides Photographs Arranging Figures into Plates
Mounting and Packing Illustrations Mounting Illustrations Protecting Illustrations Documenting Illustrations Packing and Mailing
Afterword
Selected References
Index

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