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Drawing and Designing with Confidence: A Step-by-step Guide (Architecture) [Hardcover]

Mike W. Lin
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19 July 1993 0471283908 978-0471283904 1
Readers of this book learn graphic rendering skills quickly with the proven how–to approach that has made Lin the most successful teacher in the field. His method emphasizes speed, confidence, and relaxation, while incorporating many time–saving tricks of the trade.

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (19 July 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471283908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471283904
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 29 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 606,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The highly successful "Loose with Graphics" course—now available in book form for the first time! Mike Lin, ASLA Drawing and Designing with Confidence A Step–By–Step Guide Now, at a fraction of the cost of attending one of Mike Lin’s enormously popular graphic workshops, you can learn his uniquely successful drawing and designing techniques. In a short time, you will find your rendering and designing skills greatly improved, as you work quickly, confidently and effectively using Lin’s well–known "45 Principles of Good Graphics" and "Six Design Approaches." The book covers all aspects of design, graphic principles, media, types of drawings, lettering, entourage, sketching and perspective drawing techniques, and contains a wealth of rapidly absorbed information on: achieving a relaxed approach to drawing that uncovers your buried artistic skills the 45 fundamentals of good graphics, with common mistakes to avoid using 47 rendering techniques and types to their full advantage developing skills in pencil and marker lettering enhancing entourage techniques in people, vegetation, cars and furniture to create interest and realism quick and simple methods in one and two–point perspective drawing foolproof sketching methods a comprehensive design process with six design approaches and 23 design principles. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 color illustrations…including extraordinary before and after student examples…printed in a high–quality, oversized format…and incorporating hundreds of timesaving tricks of the trade, this book holds the keys to developing outstanding drawing and design skills. It is the most detailed and comprehensive book on the topic available today, written by a professional whose acclaimed teaching methods are in demand throughout the world. Architects, landscape architects, interior designers, graphic artists, and illustrators will find that they are working at a much greater level of expertise with the tools and techniques found here. Join the thousands of your colleagues who have already incorporated them into their successful practices!

About the Author

About the Author Mike W. Lin, ASLA, is a recognized leader in architectural rendering methodology. He is the founder and director of the Mike Lin Graphic Workshop in Manhattan, Kansas, which has travelled to more than one hundred universities and many cities around the world under the sponsorship of many universities, and the AIA, ASLA, ASID, ALCA and other professional organizations. Mr. Lin holds both architecture and landscape architecture degrees and was formerly a professor at Kansas State University. He is the author of the bestselling Architectural Rendering Techniques: A Color Reference.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drawing and Designing with Confidence 24 April 2005
Format:Hardcover
This is an excellent book for anyone who is Landscape / Garden designer, it is packed full of interesting and easy to learn tips, on presenting ones work to a client,I have it on good Authority that the Authors teaching classes are brilliant value for money, and that came from an Architect, so go,get the book and enjoy it's very readable and entertainig style,and see your work output improve with practise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars i like it 16 May 2014
By David
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its a great tool for learning how to
visualise your ideas through drawing
Recommended it to a friend
am sure she loves it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 19 Dec 2000
By "kdlemon" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I think 'Drawing and Designing with Confidence' is an excellent book, especially for those students who are beginning with architecture and landscape architecture, and want more help with their budding abilities. It focuses largely on technique and fundamentals, which is a good basis to quality drafting and drawing, and ultimately convincing presentations. If you are a beginning student, or a more advanced individual who wants to sharpen up on your skills, then this is the book to get.
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars master graphics 30 Sep 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
A great book for both beginners and professionals. If you follow Mike Lin's graphic principles in this book, your drawings will improve dramatically. I took his one-day workshop and this book basically follows the workshop in written form.
35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An integral part of the design library 13 Dec 2001
By Urban Planner, ASLA - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is a must for the design professional in the disciplines of landscape architecture, architecture, planning, interior design, and graphic design. Mike Lin is a master of graphic and design expression. The many techniques shown in this book are easy to learn and apply for those who are frustrated with their graphic and design capabilities. This book will definitely strengthen your confidence!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars drawing and designing with confidence: a step-by-step guide 15 Sep 2005
By Lady Bug Designs - Published on Amazon.com
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Although I've been drawing and illustrating for a living for quite some time now, this book served to refresh my memory on things that I have forgotten and teach me some new and quick short cuts. I highly recommend this book for beginners and polished illustrators.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money 20 July 2005
By Imajica - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Great book on different drawing techniques and the basics of perspective drawing as well as more advanced composition samples. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and create immediate results. In my opinion a good source for students to either acquire some sketching-skills or fresh up on the basics. Another great feature are the many sample-drawings of different drawing styles. The only draw-back is that the drawings are being too much reduced from their original size. But if you take the time to scan the ones you are particulary interested in and get them back to a decent size, you will get a lot out of this book.

"All in all": a valuable source in my opinion.
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