By George F. Blessing, Lewis A. Darling
From the PREFACE.
This e-book, like its significant other quantity, "Elements of Drawing" by way of a similar authors, is predicated at the paintings of this personality required of all first-year scholars in Sibley university, Cornell college. it's the outgrowth of an attempt to switch and shorten just a little the scope and approach to presentation of this topic, from the long dialogue usually offered, to at least one extra based on the relative value of the topic in an engineering curriculum.
This paintings was once undertaken for me a few years in the past by means of Professor Blessing, and the booklet is the outgrowth of a chain of lectures and an accompanying drawing-room direction first given through him and later persevered through Professor Darling; either being on the time individuals of the educating employees of the dep. of computing device layout and building of Sibley university. The paintings of placing this fabric into the shape of a e-book used to be undertaken through the authors on the writer's request, the article in view being twofold, particularly: to acquire a booklet precisely fitted to the wishes of the dept, which we had hitherto been not able to do, and in addition to place into everlasting form the tools and rules utilized in this paintings, therefore forming one in all a sequence of correlated textbooks which ultimately it's anticipated will hide the total paintings of the Department.
The authors dropped at the duty a whole wisdom of the extra complex paintings of the dep., having had event in educating the complicated topics in layout, which with their adventure somewhere else either in sensible and instructing positions used to be of serious relief in bettering and simplifying this extra easy paintings. for 5 years this fabric has noticeable utilized in mimeographed shape during this and different associations with such unqualified luck as to warrant the assumption that the tools of presentation are sound and the scope adequate to offer the coed all of the education and knowledge essential to pursue complicated paintings in drawing and layout, with no omitting any crucial information useful in education engineering scholars. the next feedback by way of the authors as to using the e-book could make their perspective clearer:
"The presentation of an scan as a way of bringing out basic rules has been stumbled on to attract the scholar and it has enabled many to know the topic with comparative ease who had substantial hassle through different equipment in 'visualizing' those basic difficulties. For the common scholar the mere interpreting of the scan is adequate yet others may possibly require the particular 'building up' of the scan to completely grab the rules concerned. The research and resolution of every challenge may be completely understood and, as a attempt of the thoroughness and accuracy, the answer of the 'check' will serve....
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