Picture This

Picture This : How Pictures Work

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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?
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 195.58 x 254 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Topeka, United States
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Turtleback School & Library ed.
  • 0613300912
  • 9780613300919
  • 116,644

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2,980 ratings
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I bought Picture This in order to understand the basic principles of composition and it definitely delivered. The beauty of this book is the simple way that author Molly Bang describes these principles. She uses the familiar story of Little Red Riding Hood to explain different concepts, such as why objects placed in certain parts of the painting make us feel happy, sad, excited, afraid, etc. I found that I already understood much of the information in the book but was not consciously aware of it. I now have a great reference for future projects. This book is a great tool for artists everywhere. Highly recommended.show more
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