Picture This

Picture This

How Pictures Work

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Grand Central Pub
Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas—about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story—remain unparalleled in their simplicity and genius. Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold? First published in 1991, Picture This has changed the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics, and readers look at and understand art.

Baker & Taylor
The illustrator of a retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" provides a step-by-step account of her work to reveal the principles of illustration and the role of shape and color in expressing ideas and emotions.

Publisher: San Francisco :, Chronicle Books,, [2016]
Edition: Revised and expanded 25th anniversary edition
ISBN: 9781452135151
Characteristics: xiv, 134 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm


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LPL_DanC Feb 15, 2017

Legendary children's illustrator Molly Bang gives a master class on design, showing how a story can be told through the manipulation of several pieces of construction paper. It can be read in one sitting, and it may change the way you look at everything.

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