Picture This 25th Anniversary Edition

Picture This 25th Anniversary Edition : How Pictures Work

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 244 x 254 x 10.16mm | 589.67g
  • California, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Anniversary, Expanded, Revised
  • Full colour throughout
  • 1452151997
  • 9781452151991
  • 18,489

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"Picture This is the Strunk and White of visual literacy. A must for anyone interested in reading and understanding images." -Brian Selznick, author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret "An accessible and enjoyable introduction to understanding visual narrative."-School Library Connection
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About Molly Bang

Molly Bang is a legend in children's books, and has received three Caldecott Honors, a Kate Greenaway Honor, four Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors, a Hans Christian Anderson nomination, a Charlotte Zolotow Award, a Giverny Award and a Jane Addams Honor Award. She lives in California.
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