2021 Book Reviews
I've started reading everyday and so I also decided to write a quick review of each book so that I can more easily share ideas with my friends. The first few posts are to catch up on this years' reading. The next few posts will be on the following books:
The Design of Everyday Things
The Language of Drawing
Steal Like an Artist
Eduardo Chillida Writings
Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R Norling
Time to Read: Very fast, about 203 pages of easily understandable writing with many illustrations
General Review: Perspective made easy is a quick review of the principles of linear perspective. It has several things that I don't remember learning in the basic drawing courses I took as a student such as how to imagine cast shadows within a perspectival system and applying perspective to hills. I liked how he describes eye level as something like an invisible water line.
It is a good reference book that goes into some detail on the subject but not enough to confound a beginner. There were some diagrams that I found unclear at first glance. These became clear when I reread sections or took some time to consider them more fully. Each chapter has a review list of principles which is convenient.
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