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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

Elementary Perspective

Elementary Perspective.

Definitions:—The Spectator or Station point. Line of Direction. Plane of Dilineation. Centre of Vision. Structure of the eye. Facts connected with Vision. The Cone of Rays or field of Vision. Horizontal and Ground Lines.

Perspective representation obtained by plan and elevation—this insufficient for the art student; its value in proving the rule for finding Vanishing and Measuring Points.

To find a point on the Ground Plane, given its position within the picture. Vertical and Horizontal planes in perspective. Line of heights.

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Representation of Lines and Solids in a plane parallel with the ground.

Rectangular Solids—The Cube, Plinths, Prisms, and Pyramids.

Polygonal Solids; truncated pyramids.

The Circle parallel and perpendicular with the ground. Cylindrical and conical solids.

Solids combining curved and right lines. Solids in relation to each other.

Given the plan and elevation of any solid to find its perspective representation.

Given the perspective representation of three or more points, to find the length of the lines joining them, and the degrees in each angle, (a) when the points are on the ground plane, (b) when the points are in space.