This section is books on the subject of perspective in art.  This subject has more books on it than almost any other subject in art, the few we chose are the most complete, the most descriptive, or easiest to understand.

Click To Buy – Perspective Drawing Handbook (Dover Art Instruction)

By Joseph D’Amelio

The Book in Three Sentences:  This was the first perspective book that actually made sense to me when I was once on the hunt for the best resource available off the shelf.  D’Amelio covers everything from 1 – 3 point perspective, incline planes, lighting, and everything is made easy with a diagram of a little character doing what you can be doing with your body to help you plot vanishing points with real world objects right in front of you.  There is no other perspective book that breaks the subject down in a simplified and easy to comprehend way as this one does – and it’s cheap!

Click To Buy – Point of View

By David C. Opheim

The Book in Three Sentences:  This was a rare find for me, a student brought it to me who was also taking classes in Long Beach, one of the only places it was available before Amazon existed and I was blown away with it back then and still to this day with how simple and easy David explains perspective making it really easy to learn.  Not only is it just a quality perspective book, it is filled with interesting approaches to measuring picture space that I had not heard of up until this book.  It touches upon every subject in perspective and is step-by-step absolutely thorough in explaining the process.

Click To Buy – Creative Perspective for Artists and Illustrators

by Ernest W. Watson

The Book in Three Sentences:  This is a collection of articles from the Famous Artist’s Course from the 1950’s, the original crew of Golden Age illustrators writing it, so this information is very good.  It is a little dated in the examples but there is some great insight and unique approaches to plotting out complex spaces.  And unlike a book written by a single author, since this is a collection of essays the examples vary greatly showing a variety of approaches towards visual problem solving.