Picture This: How Pictures Work
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? First published in 1991, Picture This fans will welcome the new edition's striking redesign and introduce its insights to many other artists and art appreciators alike.
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Absolutely amazing book illustrating the subtleties of picture making. The author/designer Molly Bang steps the viewer through the story of little red riding hood, offering tips and tricks as to how using color, line, shape and composition effect the emotion of the story. Very interesting. A must-read for any designer.
Building a Picture
Arranging Shapes on a Rectangle