Visual Research for Artists,
Architects, and Designers
by Judy A. Juracek
'Surfaces' offers over 1,200 outstanding and vibrantly colorful visual images of surface textures--wood, stone, marble, brick, plaster, stucco, aggregates, metal, tile, and glass--ready to be used in your designs, presentations, or comps, as backgrounds or for general visual information.
( ...but not to just flat-out copy, without permission or credit, for your Multi-Million-Dollar Video-Game backgrounds!)
Photographed by a designer for designers, the pictures show specific materials and how they change with time, weather, wear, and different lighting. Each section offers general views of the material, a gallery of commonly used or manufactured samples, and hundreds of specimens showing types and finishes in architectural settings. Captions provide information about the physical properties, dimensions, construction techniques, specific varieties of the material, and types and styles of treatments.
Interviews with eight design professionals provide practical advice on how they approach visual research, and a comprehensive glossary of visual and technical terms offers a vocabulary for professional communication. An index of subject matter and materials makes it easy to find just the image you need.
1000 color illustrations
of screen resolution TIFF files
of every image in the book!
...And here's a Free PDF!