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In his distinctive graphic style, Ching takes us on an exciting journey through the process of creation. He unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. But the author sees drawing "not only as artistic expression but also as a practical tool for formulating and working through design problems," showing us how to apply "visual thinking" as a versatile tool for approaching design projects.
Design Drawing covers the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Different types of artistic conventions such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings are also lucidly explained. The final section, "Drawing from the Imagination," fuels the creative spirit to find its own direction. Throughout the book you'll find over a 1,500 hand-rendered drawings and exercises which reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter.
The supplemental CD-ROM is packed with brilliant gems of information and instruction, elucidating a broad range of design drawing concepts through the communicative power of animation, video, and three-dimensional models. Intended for use with the book or as a stand-alone supplement, the CD-ROM includes 25 interactive lessons which demonstrate concepts and techniques in a way that a 2-D book format cannot. For example, the CD-ROM contains video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner, as well as the author's voice throughout the CD-ROM explaining the various lessons.
For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value.
Processor - 486DX 66 MHz (Pentium recommended) RAM - 16 MB Hard disk space available - 10 MB Graphics card and monitor - 640x480 SVGA display/256 ColorSound Blaser compatible sound card and external speakers Windows(r) 3.1 or Windows '95 4X CD-ROM Drive
Processor - 68040 25 MHz or PowerMac 601 (Quadra 650 or/PowerMac 6100 or better) RAM 16 MB Hard disk space available - 10 MB Monitor - 256 colors (640x480) Standard internal Mac sound (external speakers optional) Operating System: System 7 or later 4X CD-ROM drive
This book inspired me to learn how to see. Cannot thank the author enough for sharing this wealth of knowledge.Published 8 months ago by Dan Stairs
A good source for an introduction into design drawing. As with all Ching books, simple and clean graphics go along with the text to help ensure the reader grasps the concepts... Read morePublished on February 16, 2009 by L. Ganz
I got this book to learn how to construct shades and shadows. After reading the glowing comments here, I have to wonder if they're all from the author's friends and family, or if... Read morePublished on January 11, 2009 by Just Passing By
Great book for all architects or people, who wants to know how the drawings work. I am 100% satisfied ;-)
This is a great tool to use for design and is a great reference book for work if you are a drafter too. The drawings are very clear, informative and precice. Read morePublished on April 5, 2008 by Kalomba