Picture This

How Pictures Work

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452154228

Category: Art

Page: 152

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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.

Picture This

How Pictures Work

Author: Molly Bang

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781587170300

Category: Design

Page: 96

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The illustrator of a retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" provides a step-by-step account of her work to reveal the principles of illustration and the role of shape and color in expressing ideas and emotions.

The Book with No Pictures

Author: B. J. Novak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

Visual Grammar

Author: Christian Leborg

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985817

Category: Art

Page: 95

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Both a primer on visual language and a visual dictionary of the fundamental aspects of graphic design, this text deals with every imaginable visual concept, making it an indispensable reference for beginners and seasoned visual thinkers alike.

Show Me a Story!

Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Author: Leonard S. Marcus

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076366720X

Category: Art

Page: 352

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In compelling interviews by the acclaimed Leonard S. Marcus, twenty-one top authors and illustrators reveal their inside stories on the art of creating picture books. Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar — these are just a few of the beloved picture book characters discussed in Show Me a Story. Renowned children’s literature authority Leonard S. Marcus speaks with their creators and others — twenty-one of the world’s most celebrated authors and illustrators— and asks about their childhood, their inspiration, their determination, their mentors, their creative choices, and more. Amplifying these richly entertaining and thought-provoking conversations are eighty-eight full-color plates revealing each illustrator’s artistic process from sketch to near-final artwork in fascinating, behind-the-scenes detail. Why do children love and need picture books so much? Recasting and greatly expanding on a volume published in 2002 as Ways of Telling, Leonard S. Marcus confirms that picture books matter because they make a difference in our children’s lives.

How Picturebooks Work

Author: Maria Nikolajeva,Carole Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136771514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frog and Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How Picturebooks Work offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form.

Writing with Pictures

How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books

Author: Uri Shulevitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823059355

Category: Art

Page: 271

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Albert Handell and Leslie Trainor Handell take the artist's perception of light to new heights in Intuitive Light by breaking down the science of light into basic, easy-to-understand concepts. They explore such areas as perceiving and interpreting the visual world, reality and illusion, mood and atmosphere. Each of the book's four parts is written so that you can read it from beginning to end or focus on specific topics. Either way, you gain a complete understanding of the subject.

Little Big Books

Illustrations for Children's Picture Books

Author: Hendrik Hellige,Robert Klanten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899554465

Category: Design

Page: 239

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Featuring the work of the best up-and-comming illustrators and creators of picture books for children, Little Big Books is a captivating showcase of what is state-of-the-art in today's children's books. Despite, or because of, the ubiquity of televisions and computers, picture books have remained popular with kids and parents. These books have also not lost their appeal for illustrators and publishing houses - not least because a hit chrldren's book can serve as the lucrative basis for TV programs, video games, toys, or other merchandising. In addition to its presentation of cutting-edge visuals from around the world. Little Big Books offers insightful texts for those who hope to create or market visual content for children. These include interviews with experts about the educational aspects, make-up, and psychology of children's picture books as well as the significiance of children's book awards and practical advice on publishing rights and licensing. Little Big Books is rounded out with an introduction that puts current work into the historical context of classic books by the genre's seminal pioneers.

You Can Draw in Thirty Days

Author: Mark Kistler

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459617304

Category: Drawing

Page: 436

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From public television’s favorite drawing teacher, a quick, easy, and entertaining drawing method.

Suspended Animation

Children's Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity

Author: Nathalie Op de Beeck

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816665747

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 262

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An innovative analysis of children's picture books from the interwar period in America.

Vector Basic Training

A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork

Author: Von Glitschka

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 013416508X

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Attention, designers, it’s time to get serious about your creative process. For too long you’ve allowed yourself to go soft, relying on your software to do all of your creative work at the expense of your craftsmanship. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the techniques explained in this book. In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition acclaimed illustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the mere toolers. Along the way, he’ll whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. In addition to new illustrative examples throughout the book, this edition includes an all-new chapter on how to apply color and detail to your illustrations using tried-and-true methods that you’ll use over and over again. You’ll also get access to over seven hours of all-new HD video tutorials and source files so you can follow along with Von as he walks you through his entire process. Whether you’re creating illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, CorelDRAW, or even Inkscape, you’ll be able to use Von’s techniques to establish a successful creative process for crafting consistently precise illustrations every single time you pick you up your pen, stylus, or mouse. In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition, you’ll learn: The tools and shortcuts that make up a design pro’s creative arsenal How to use “The Clockwork Method” to create accurate curves every time When and where to set just the right number of anchor points for any design How to build shapes quickly using basic Illustrator tools and plug-ins Techniques for art directing yourself to get the results you desire Fundamental methods for applying color and detail to your illustrations

The Art Spirit

Author: Robert Henri

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465008577

Category: Art

Page: 288

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The Art Spirit represents the best of the collected words, teachings, and letters of inspired artist and teacher Robert Henri. Filled with valuable technical advice as well as wisdom about the place of art and the artist in American society, this classic work continues t be a must-read for all aspiring artists and lovers of art. --Publisher's description.

How Pictures Complete Us

The Beautiful, the Sublime, and the Divine

Author: Paul Crowther

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804798583

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Despite the wonders of the digital world, people still go in record numbers to view drawings and paintings in galleries. Why? What is the magic that pictures work on us? This book provides a provocative explanation, arguing that some pictures have special kinds of beauty and sublimity that offer aesthetic transcendence. They take us imaginatively beyond our finite limits and even invoke a sense of the divine. Such aesthetic transcendence forges a relationship with the ultimate and completes us psychologically. Philosophers and theologians sometimes account for this as an effect of art, but How Pictures Complete Us distinguishes itself by revealing how this experience is embodied in pictorial structures and styles. Through detailed discussions of artworks from the Renaissance through postmodern times, Paul Crowther reappraises the entire scope of beauty and the sublime in the context of both representational and abstract art, offering unexpected insights into familiar phenomena such as ideal beauty, pictorial perspective, and what pictures are in the first place.

Looking at Pictures in Picture Books

Author: Jane Doonan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780903355407

Category: Children

Page: 96

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Discusses the place of the illustration in children's picture books, looking particularly at how pictures can express abstract themes, such as moods, which cannot be shown directly. Uses examples from well-known works to illustrate the points discussed.

When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry...

Author: Molly Bang

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338088440

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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"Oh is Sophie ever angry now!" Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

From Cover to Cover

Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Book

Author: Kathleen T. Horning

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062001426

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

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The revised edition of From Cover to Cover offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read. A brief, updated introduction explains how children's books evolve from manuscripts into bound books, the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, etc.), and changes in the children's book industry, such as the creation of two new major genre awards. In addition, the author demonstrates how to think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children's books. Included are sections about books of information (and the author's responsibility to document sources); traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales); poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs; picture books; easy readers and traditional books; and fiction and graphic novels. There is also a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical, as well as a segment on children's literature blogs. From Cover to Cover is an invaluable resource for all professionals who wish to write book evaluations that go beyond a simple personal response.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 1407166573

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 534

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ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher

Author: Molly Garrett Bang

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442017580

Category:

Page: N.A

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Pursued by the determined Strawberry Snatcher, who silently, steadily, stealthily stalks her on her way home, the Grey Lady manages to elude her pursuer in marvelously improbable ways

Colour

A Workshop for Artists and Designers

Author: David Hornung

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694193

Category: Color

Page: 168

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Demystifying its subject for professionals and students alike, this title inspires confidence in colour's application to graphic design, illustration, painting, textile art, and textile design.

The Secret Project

Author: Jonah Winter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481469134

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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"The world's greatest scientists gather in a secret town in the desert to develop the atomic bomb."--