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Hand-Drawn Perspectives & Sketches: A Compendium of Art

A first-of-its-kind book titled “Architectural Rendering: Hand-Drawn Perspectives & Sketches” curated by Sarbjit Bahga and published by White Falcon Publishing has been launched recently.

It is a unique book in the form of a compendium of 412 hand-drawn drawings of perspectives, sketches, isometrics, axonometrics, paintings and posters collected personally from 27 renowned architects and artists. These drawings have been selected to represent as many styles, types, periods, and regions as possible.

The architects and artists whose works have been included in this treatise belong to countries like India, Italy, Kenya, Peru, and the United States of America. They represent about four generations of illustrators. This range covers almost a century and thus witnesses the many styles and changing trends in architectural renderings. The drawings featured in this book are sufficient to inspire young minds to adopt, adapt and continue the trend of hand-drawn perspectives, sketches, and paintings. These drawings are grouped into the following four Sections:

1: Perspectives (224 Drawings).

2: Sketches (108 Drawings).

3: Isometrics And Axonometrics (34 Drawings).

4: Paintings And Posters (46 Drawings).

The First Chapter of the book titled, “Relevance Of Theory Of Perspective”, is an essay by GA Storey (1834 -1919) – a renowned English painter, illustrator, and teacher of perspective at the Royal Academy. He wrote a book, “The Theory And Practice Of Perspective”, published by Oxford in 1910, and it is in the public domain now. The introductory essay is an excerpt from this book and reproduced for the benefit of readers. It explains why all architects, painters and sculptors must learn the art of perspective right in the beginning.

The last section of the book “Contributors’ Profile” includes résumés and photos of 27 architects and artists whose works have been featured in this book.

The book was conceived of and is presented as a reference book for the use of architects, artists, painters, skechers, sculptors, and students of these related disciplines. It is hoped that this book will enable them to have an overview of different styles of architectural renderings in the 20th Century and to draw inspiration to continue this art in today’s digital world.

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