Architecture in Watercolor

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9780070580688: Architecture in Watercolor

Renowned architectural illustrator Thomas W. Schaller has revised and expanded his classic volume Architecture in Watercolor, now in paperback. Winner of the AIA's Citation for Excellence, Architecture in Watercolor is the acclaimed bestselling guide to the increasingly popular medium of watercolor, unparalleled in its drama, subtlety, and emotional power. With the addition of the thorough discussion of modern uses of watercolor, this book remains the preeminent authority in the field.

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"The informative text, supported by the many marvelous illustrations, makes the reader aware of the careful preparation and experiential methods which are so essential to the creation of a first-rate perspective drawing.--Timothy Lingard, Royal Institute of British Architects Journal. Thomas Schaller, the foremost watercolorist in architecture in the world and winner of the prestigious Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, has now revised and expanded his classic, award-winning Architecture in Watercolor for this paperback edition. Watercolor is enjoying a renaissance in architecture--because of its unsurpassed drama, emotion, and subtlety, and its marvelous painterly qualities. No medium excels watercolor's power to enhance competition entries and convey the qualities of unbuilt buildings. This uncommonly beautiful book takes you through basic and advanced watercolor techniques, illustrated by the works of some of the medium's modern masters. Highlights include: new, in-depth discussion of the modern materials and techniques; comparisons of the use of such essential tools as pastels and colored pencils, opaque inks and paints, and brushes and water; covers the fundamentals and value of color; describes the varies uses of architectural perspectives for detailing design for commercial presentations and competition submissions.

About the Author:

Thomas Wells Schaller (New York, N.Y.) is the principal of Schaller Architectural Illustration with a prestigious international clientele, past president of the American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, recipient of six honors from that Society, and a registered architect and member of the AIA. His award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the world. Schaller has lectured at Harvard, the Japanese Architectural Rendering Association, and

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