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"A truly admirable book." — Bookman''s Journal and Print Collector
"As a book of reference to the practicing artists who wants to solve some particular difficulty, the book could hardly be bettered." — Field
Rex Vicat Cole makes learning about perspective an enjoyable and fascinating pursuit in this clearly written and profusely illustrated book. Over 390 diagrams illustrate every aspect of the text, and more than 80 illustrations reproduce drawings and paintings — by old masters and by the author — that indicate how perspective is utilized in practice. The book is so well illustrated that many perspective problems can be answered without reference to the text at all.
The text itself clarifies the theory of perspective and offers numerous practice exercises. Among the topics covered are the principle of perspective in theory, the rules of perspective and their application, depths, the use of plans in sketching foreshortened surfaces, inclined planes, the circle, arches, how to draw curves by straight lines, perspective of the sky and sea, perspective of shadows, and more. Two additional sections cover perspective in the history of art and mechanical perspective.
A noted landscape painter and art instructor, Mr. Cole combines common sense with an understanding of Nature''s laws to make perspective a subject that every artist can approach with confidence. Art students will also find this book extremely valuable.

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"A truly admirable book."—Bookman''s Journal and Print Collector
"As a book of reference to the practicing artists who wants to solve some particular difficulty, the book could hardly be bettered."—Field
Rex Vicat Cole makes learning about perspective an enjoyable and fascinating pursuit in this clearly written and profusely illustrated book. Over 390 diagrams illustrate every aspect of the text, and more than 80 illustrations reproduce drawings and paintings—by old masters and by the author—that indicate how perspective is utilized in practice. The book is so well illustrated that many perspective problems can be answered without reference to the text at all.
The text itself clarifies the theory of perspective and offers numerous practice exercises. Among the topics covered are the principle of perspective in theory, the rules of perspective and their application, depths, the use of plans in sketching foreshortened surfaces, inclined planes, the circle, arches, how to draw curves by straight lines, perspective of the sky and sea, perspective of shadows, and more. Two additional sections cover perspective in the history of art and mechanical perspective.
A noted landscape painter and art instructor, Mr. Cole combines common sense with an understanding of Nature''s laws to make perspective a subject that every artist can approach with confidence. Art students will also find this book extremely valuable.

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tomTop Contributor: Chess
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A reasonable reference text
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019
I just received the book a few days ago, 4 January 19. I have made a cursery review and like the text albeit some of the negative remarks are informative and fair while some are not. I read the section on Circles and curves, etc. It is a relatively technical text and... See more
I just received the book a few days ago, 4 January 19. I have made a cursery review and like the text albeit some of the negative remarks are informative and fair while some are not. I read the section on Circles and curves, etc. It is a relatively technical text and some of the material is short on clarification--you have to decipher the conclusion, which is not an enjoyable task. Despite some of its flaws of technicality, print size, illustration size and other elements, I still suggest the purchase of it if you are wanting to learn perspective. However, it is not a conclusive text on perspective thus you may want to invest in other good texts on perspective, but don''t just pitch this book on a few negative responses, even though they do address some issues the text certainly has. With that I will leave it to you to mull over.
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Surely one of the best
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2014
An excellent and comprehensive reference for artists from beginning to advanced. A great resource for learning perspective. (Most of the examples can be drawn by the student in a few minutes in order to gain firsthand experience.) Also a comprehensive reference, covering... See more
An excellent and comprehensive reference for artists from beginning to advanced. A great resource for learning perspective. (Most of the examples can be drawn by the student in a few minutes in order to gain firsthand experience.) Also a comprehensive reference, covering advanced subjects like the perspective of reflections and shadows, arches, curves, etc. There are also sections on the history of perspective, and on mechanical perspective as practiced by architects. I found the writing to be clear, though the English is from 1921. The content is relevant and practical, avoiding esoteric technicalities, but leaving out nothing essential for the understanding of how perspective works and why. A myriad of practical examples is provided for solving real-world perspective problems of the kinds faced by professional artists in just about any representational genre.
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Oksana Shiell
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too small
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2020
Information in this book is really good. But the quality of the print is poor. Also, It is printed as if a pocket book. One can not study perspective drawing from a pocket book.
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disappointed good info but ......
Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2019
a little too formally (British? )written for me. hand s=ketches were
ok but, some not too clear
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Anwar
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Challenging but good
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2010
I got this book because I love perspective drawings and effects. I am also a painter and want to use perspective in my original artworks. Another reason is that I read in Leonardo DaVinci''s treatese on painting that he suggest''s perspective is the 1st priority for a would... See more
I got this book because I love perspective drawings and effects. I am also a painter and want to use perspective in my original artworks. Another reason is that I read in Leonardo DaVinci''s treatese on painting that he suggest''s perspective is the 1st priority for a would be painter. Ironic perhaps that Rex''s book has a DaVinci quote at the very 1st paragraph. Regarding content and delivery.... He begins at the very start and quickly gets the reader up to a novice level. From the novice level things get more challenging and in a few cases, seem a bit arbitrary. Arbitrary only in how he offers a little trick here or technical point there which probably could not be conveniently introduced later. So perhaps needed diversions although they are mere fine points and I actually found myself derailed and dozey until I got back on track a couple times. I suggest performing the examples as you read through the book so to keep better focused. His original drawings are the best naturalistic perspective types I''ve seen and there are many. I see that he has organized the subject in a way that given time and study could be absorbed and recalled well. I''d have to say that this book is a good one for those painters who seek to get a real good handle on linear perspective. It seems less well for passive reading or as a quick fix sort of reference book.
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Balmaha
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A definite keeper!
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2014
You know how you might buy a book and then later regret it? Well, not with this book! It might be an old book and the printing isn''t particularly crisp to say in the least, but it''s packed full of information gems -- the kind that make you think, ah, yes of course that''s... See more
You know how you might buy a book and then later regret it? Well, not with this book! It might be an old book and the printing isn''t particularly crisp to say in the least, but it''s packed full of information gems -- the kind that make you think, ah, yes of course that''s how to do x, y or z. It''s also the kind of book that I find myself referring back to again and again. Written simply and illustrated simply. It''s your own personal art teacher (and it was recommended to me by a professional artist and teacher). This is money well spent.
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Old but thorough
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2014
Don''t let the archaic sentences structure and wording deter you from reading this. It covers perspective very thoroughly and includes details for a large number of special situation. The book is physically small ( half a letter page), the font is small, and the... See more
Don''t let the archaic sentences structure and wording deter you from reading this. It covers perspective very thoroughly and includes details for a large number of special situation. The book is physically small ( half a letter page), the font is small, and the illustrations are all black and white, but it covers the subject in depth. RVC himself did most of the illustrations, some fairly simple but many that show what superb drawing talent he had. Keep a copy in your library, it has answers to problems you don''t realize you are going to have.
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Think you know perspective? Read this book
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2011
I am surprised how many artists, even realist artists, have never formally trained in perspective. Most of us had some lessen in grade school or high school and think we ''get it'' and don''t develop it beyond simple 1, 2 and 3 point perspective. The observations... See more
I am surprised how many artists, even realist artists, have never formally trained in perspective. Most of us had some lessen in grade school or high school and think we ''get it'' and don''t develop it beyond simple 1, 2 and 3 point perspective.

The observations and lessons in this book made me think about applying perspective beyond the usual building or cube shaped object. Cole shows how perspective can help solve drawing problems with arches, circles, and every day and natural objects that don''t normally lend itself to perspective, and that, in itself, is a great help when problem-solving drawings or dealing with tricky objects like circular ones in space. Definitely part of my permanent artists reference shelf.
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rotay44
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Essential for budding artists who truly want to conquer perspective.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 1, 2017
Essential for the budding artist. It is a far more comprehensive sweep of the subject than every modern book I''ve come across. Originally published in 1921 the written style seems a little old fashioned, but it is absolutely thorough in explanations and coverage. Persevere...See more
Essential for the budding artist. It is a far more comprehensive sweep of the subject than every modern book I''ve come across. Originally published in 1921 the written style seems a little old fashioned, but it is absolutely thorough in explanations and coverage. Persevere with the language, you have a treasure trove of lessons on all aspects of perspective.
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N of Devon
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The best book on perspective that I have seen.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 11, 2020
This is the most comprehensive work on perspective for artists that I have seen. Written over a century ago, it has still to be bettered. I recommend it.
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Nice purchase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 21, 2017
Valuable book. Kind regards
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andrew
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Excellent for reference!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 30, 2013
The language in parts is a little old fashioned but the book is an excellent reference piece for artists, but it should not be your only book on perspective!
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mu
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Excellent book. Poor quality of reprint.
Reviewed in India on November 8, 2019
Excellent book, poor quality of re print, make this book not so informative to read. But this a must have book for budding artists.
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