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PICTURE THIS: HOW PICTURES WORK. Revised and expanded 25th anniversary edition. Molly Bang. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2016. Original edition published as Picture This: Perception and Composition (Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1991). 144 pp. with 73 ills. (57 col.). 25 x 26 cm. LC 2015-36410 ISBN 9781452135151 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Artist(s):Bang, Molly
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1990 — Drawing and Watercolor — Books/Illustration/Printing, Women Artists
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 173829
Hardcover $28.99t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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