This richly illustrated guide to perspective drawing features 17 reproductions of ancient and modern art, plus more than 200 instructive figures. The first half encourages freehand drawing, cultivating practical exposure to the principles of perspective. The second part addresses the laws and theories that constitute the science of perspective.Encouraging students to begin immediately with pencil drawings, the first part examines the application of perspective to depicting light and shade, textured objects, and imaginary as well as existing forms. The second part deals exclusively with rules of perspective, covering a wide scope and explaining the mechanics of perspective thoroughly and yet simply. Intended as an auxiliary to the first half's drawing instructions, part two is organized for ready reference as students progress through part one.