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    DescriptionThis is a practical approach to the theory of visual language, taking the basics of line, shape, tone, colour, texture, form, scale, space and light and discussing how to use them. The first half of the book talks about how artists can use these elements to create their own visual language and how this can be applied to develop their own work. This text is illustrated with the ceramic work of David Cohen. The second half of the book is divided into sections, each written by a prominent crafts person, expounding on how they have developed and used their own visual language. These craftspeople are: Alison Kinnaird (glass engraver), Jack Cunningham (jeweller), John Creed (metalworker), Graham Stewart (silversmith) and Anna King (weaver).

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    A Visual Language
    Elements of Design
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Cohen, By (author) Scott Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 364 g
    ISBN 13: 9780713667738
    ISBN 10: 0713667737

    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    BISAC V2.8: ART028000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000, PHI001000, ART009000
    Abridged Dewey: 701
    DC22: 701.8
    B&T Approval Code: A02307000, A02304043
    Thema V1.0: ABA
    Illustrations note
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    A & C Black Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Cohen taught at Edinburgh College of Art for many years and then set up the Ceramics department at the Glasgow School of Art. His work is exhibited all over the world and he a is frequent lecturer both in the UK and north America.
    Review quote
    'This is a fascinating and thought provoking book which opens the mind.' www.artbookreview.net (February 2007) 'In many ways an intruiging book. It is based on a deeply personal approach, enriched by the experience of many years of making and teaching.' Ceramic Review (July 2007)