I started drawing a year ago, and have been drawing on and off since then. But during that whole year, I never attempted to draw a background. Probably because I knew I didn't have the technical knowledge to do so, but right now I'm in the mood to fix that.
I was wondering if any of you have experience with books on perspective in drawing. I would go and search for some tutorials online or something, but honestly, I would much rather be able to just read through a couple of hundred pages and have a good, solid understanding of perspective after that. I'm looking for something that can take me from knowing absolutely nothing about perspective to knowing all I need to know, and something I can keep on my bookshelf and grab as a reference later on.
I looked through Amazon.com, looking for books on perspective, reading through the customer reviews, but I didn't find one that I was sure about. I had someone recommend Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork to me. But to be honest, I found the comic book approach more than a little discouraging. This is the only recommendation I've had so far, and I'd love some more. I figured this was the best place to ask, so please tell me if you know any good books on perspective drawing.