Picture This How Pictures Work

Picture This How Pictures Work

Picture This How Pictures Work

Everyone knows that a picture tells a thousand words. But what about the elements that make up a picture? Using the tale of Little Red Riding Hood as an example, Molly Bang uses boldly graphic artwork to explain how images--and their individual components--work to tell a story that engages the emotions: Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold??First published in 1991, Picture This fans will welcome the new edition's striking redesign and introduce its insights to many other artists and art appreciators alike.?

Review
"A must-have book for anyone wanting to learn or teach about art elements and principles and their connections to (picture book) art and visual perception."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Will delight any artist, art aficionado or reader of picture books."--Shelf Awareness for Readers

"What a pleasure to be given a front row seat as Molly Bang explores and interprets the power and subtleties of shape, line, space, and even color. This is no dreary academic lesson in design. It is an accessible and engaging glimpse of a process of discovery as it unfolds in real time. For...

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