Picture This: How Pictures Work / Molly Bang
First published in 1991, Picture This has changed the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics, and readers look at and understand art. This new edition, released for the title's 25th anniversary, revises and expands Molly Bang's insightful and accessible treatise. 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?
A reference for anyone interested in reading and understanding images.
Designed by Amelia Mack
Published by Chronicle Books
Softcover, 152 pages, full color, 10.2 × 9.8 inches