A Companion to Illustration: Art and Theory
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 9, 2019 - Art - 688 pages
A contemporary synthesis of the philosophical, theoretical and practical methodologies of illustration and its future development
Illustration is contextualized visual communication; its purpose is to serve society by influencing the many aspects of its cultural infrastructure; it dispenses knowledge and education, it commentates and delivers journalistic opinion, it persuades, advertises and promotes, it entertains and provides for all forms of narrative fiction. A Companion to Illustration explores the definition of illustration through cognition and research and its impact on culture. It explores illustration’s boundaries and its archetypal distinction, the inflected forms of its parameters, its professional, contextual, educational and creative applications. This unique reference volume offers insights into the expanding global intellectual conversation on illustration through a compendium of readings by an international roster of scholars, academics and practitioners of illustration and visual communication.
Encompassing a wide range of thematic dialogues, the Companion offers twenty-five chapters of original theses, examining the character and making of imagery, illustration education and research, and contemporary and post-contemporary context and practice. Topics including conceptual strategies for the contemporary illustrator, the epistemic potential of active imagination in science, developing creativity in a polymathic environment, and the presentation of new insights on the intellectual and practical methodologies of illustration.
A Companion to Illustration is a valuable resource for students, scholars and professionals in disciplines including illustration, graphic and visual arts, visual communications, cultural and media and advertising studies, and art history.
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The Paradigm of Illustration 1
The Theory Character and Making of Imagery 19
Framework and Methodologies
Drawing the Stories
Sequential Momentum in Childrens
Education and Research
What is the Nature of Illustration Expertise?
On the Epistemic Potential of Active Imagination in Science
The Symbiotic Dilemma of the Childrens Picture Book Maker in
Framing Questions and Modes of Inquiry in Illustration
Illustration and the Production of Knowledge
The Meaning of Illustration in Early NineteenthCentury America
Historical and Philosophical Relations Between the Uncanny
A Semiotic Analysis
Contemporary and PostContemporary Practice
Research Methods Design Thinking and Authorial
Putting Theory into Practice
The Illustrators Role in Contemporary