Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.75 shipping
Picture This: How Pictures Work Paperback – August 16, 2016
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Pre-order today
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
"Molly Bang's Picture This remains a delightful excursion through the landscape of visual literacy. Students of art and design will benefit from its crisp examples and insightful analysis of form in visual communication while enjoying the book's elegant synthesis of type and image." -Robert Brinkerhoff, Head of the Illustration Department, Rhode Island School of Design
"Will delight any artist, art aficionado or reader of picture books."--Shelf Awareness for Readers
"What a pleasure to be given a front row seat as Molly Bang explores and interprets the power and subtleties of shape, line, space, and even color. This is no dreary academic lesson in design. It is an accessible and engaging glimpse of a process of discovery as it unfolds in real time. For anyone wishing to expand their visual literacy skills, I can't think of a better way to start than with Picture This." -David Macaulay, author/illustrator of The Way Things Work, Cathedral, and Black and White
"Retooled and redesigned for a new generation, Picture This remains a peerless handbook and guide for anyone who wishes to make picture books or understand how visual narrative works." -Leonard S. Marcus, children's book historian and critic
"Picture This is the Strunk and White of visual literacy. A must for anyone interested in reading and understanding images."--Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal winner for The Invention of Hugo Cabret
"A must-have book for anyone wanting to learn or teach about art elements and principles and their connections to (picture book) art and visual perception."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Imaginative and impressive."-Noam Chomsky
"For the past twenty-five years I have had the privilege of seeing Picture This work with a wide range of audiences, from middle school art classes to children's literature graduate students learning about picture books. This edition will allow a new generation to benefit from Bang's explorations, culminating in her clearly-stated insights about what makes pictures work."--Lolly Robinson, Creative Director, The Horn Book
"Brilliant, insightful, and accessible."--Print Magazine's Best Design Books of the Year
"A must-have for picture book aficionados."-School Library Journal, starred review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The frist thing I did when I got the book was to simply look at the pictures -- even without reading the text the graphics tell the story of how to create a more visually dynamic image and story. So if you are interested in understanding how lines create tension, the impact of negative space, tonal relations, and getting a better understanding of color and emotional relationships/reaction I heartily recommend this simple little book. If you want to get a better understanding of what "draws your eye" or to get a handle on "seeing" rather than simply "looking" then check out this book.
Most recent customer reviews
first heard about it in a 200 level English class and immediately bought my own copy.