Picture This (Paperback)

How Pictures Work

By Molly Bang (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452151991, 152pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2016

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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.


About the Author

Molly Bang has authored and illustrated more than three dozen books and has won three Caldecott Honors, a Kate Greenaway Honor, and a Charlotte Zolotow Award, among other accolades, in her long career as a writer and artist.


Praise For Picture This: How Pictures Work

"An accessible and enjoyable introduction to understanding visual narrative."-School Library Connection

"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