Drawing the Landscape

ISBN-10: 0471292044

ISBN-13: 9780471292043

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Chip Sullivan

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Drawing the Landscape Second Edition If you want to approach drawing as a means to a better understanding of the natural and built environment and one's own creative potential, Chip Sullivan's Drawing the Landscape offers the inspiration and the tools. The Second Edition of this useful book helps you unlock your creative potential, cultivate your own personal form of expression,and prepare professional graphic presentations in landscape architecture and architecture. From quick sketches to highly finished works in various media, Drawing the Landscape presents a broad range of ways to render the natural and the built environment. The book covers the basics of sketching the landscape and achieving convincing perspective drawings, and also introduces innovative freehand drawing techniques that add a more creative dimension to your work. Additionally, it discusses the philosophy of drawing as a method to enhance your observational ability. But this book offers more than technical instruction-its emphasis on individuality and artistic experimentation distinguishes it from other art and design books currently on the market. The author discusses equipment, techniques, tones, textures,and different types of drawing used to compose the landscape, but also recommends drawing practices,such as keeping a daybook, that keep the creative juices flowing. The Second Edition of Drawing the Landscape updates every chapter of the popular First Edition, and features: a new chapter entitled "The Figure in the Landscape" a new color insert freehand perspective techniques more examples of final drawings practical group visualization exercises that facilitate the book's use in the classroom. Illustrated with the author's own highly acclaimed freehand drawings, each chapter of Drawing the Landscape presents practical examples, step-by-step exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The book offers solid advice about preparing design projects for professional competition. Whether you are a landscape architecture professional, architect, designer, artist, illustrator, or student, Drawing the Landscape gives you the skills and confidence to realize your creative potential.
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List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/23/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

CHIP SULLIVAN is a landscape architect, artist, and associate professor in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. His work has been widely exhibited, and he has written extensively for professional landscape architecture publications. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in landscape architecture, and urban design and regional planning, from the University of Florida, and for 10 years, he worked with Sasaki Associates in Miami. In 1984-1985, he was the recipient of a prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship. His book "Drawing the Landscape", published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, is now in its second edition.

The Essence of Drawing
Definition of Drawing
Drawing as Conceptualizing
Drawing as Seeing
Freedom and Structure
The Power of Drawing
The Spirit of Drawing
The Daybook
Types of Daybooks
Mixed Media
Daybook Variations
The Creative Environment
The Studio
The Artistic Community
The Creative Process
Equipment and Drawing Instruments
The Pencil
Drawing Paper
Soft Media
Pen and Ink
Technical Pens
Colored Pencils
Preliminary Drawing Exercises
Holding the Drawing Instrument
Tone and Texture
Light, Shade, and Shadow
Tone and Value
Basic Solids in Tone
Drawing Techniques for Trees and Plants
Contour Drawing
Plant Forms
Plant Structure
Tree and Plant Massing
Composing the Landscape Drawing
The Picture Plane
Drawing Paper
The Classic Landscape Composition
Optical Devices
Freehand Perspective Drawing
Linear Perspective
Freehand Landscape Perspective
Horizon Line
Viewpoints and Vanishing Points
Proportional Relationships
Developing the Gestural Quality of Freehand Perspective
Architectural Perspective
Drawing the Landscape in Plan, Elevation, and Section
The Landscape Plan
Frame of Reference
The Freehand Conceptual Plan
The Measured Plan
Ground Plane Treatments
Ground Plane Textures
Trees and Vegetation
The Elevation
The Section
Illustrating the Elevation and Section
Elevation Perspective
Axonometric and Isometric Landscape Drawing
The Axonometric
The Isometric
Freehand Bird's-Eye
The Exploded View
Illustrating the Axonometric and Isometric
Composing the Paraline Drawing
The Figure in the Landscape
Drawing the Figure
The Life-Drawing Session
The Skeleton
The Muscles
Proportional Systems
Drawing the Figure in Gesture
Fashion Illustration
Animating the Landscape: Drawing with Vim, Vigor, and Vitality
The Storyboard
Animating and Embellishing the Wireframe
The Gesture as a Design Tool
The Design File
The Portfolio
Composing the Final Drawing
The Mock-up
The Competition Drawing
Experimental Media: A Gallery of Ideas
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