The Elements of Drawing

In Three Letters to Beginners

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Author: John Ruskin
Published: 1857
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,276 / 212 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.9
LoC Category: NC
Downloads: 9,613
Added to site: 2009.10.25
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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s are indispensable, and I am not without hope that the sense of secure advancement, and the pleasure of independent effort, may render the following out of even the more tedious exercises here proposed, possible to the solitary learner, without weariness. But if it should be otherwise, and he finds the first steps painfully irksome, I can only desire him to consider whether the acquirement of so great a power as that of pictorial expression of thought be not worth some toil; or whether it is likely, in the natural order of matters in this working world, that so great a gift should be attainable by those who will give no price for it.

xii. One task, however, of some difficulty, the student will find I have not imposed upon him: namely, learning the laws of perspective. It would be worth while to learn them, if he could do so easily; but without a master's help, and in the way perspective is at present explained in treatises, the difficulty is greater than the gain. For perspective is not of the slighte

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