The Education of an Illustrator

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This revolutionary book fills a practical and an intellectual void for educators, students, and professionals in the field of illustration. Based on interviews with top illustrators and teachers, the book discusses how professionals acquired their illustration know-how and went on to apply it in their careers. Also explored are model illustration education curricula—for both undergraduate and graduate levels—created by leading illustration educators and practitioners. Offering a diverse range of attitudes, ...

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Overview

This revolutionary book fills a practical and an intellectual void for educators, students, and professionals in the field of illustration. Based on interviews with top illustrators and teachers, the book discusses how professionals acquired their illustration know-how and went on to apply it in their careers. Also explored are model illustration education curricula—for both undergraduate and graduate levels—created by leading illustration educators and practitioners. Offering a diverse range of attitudes, philosophies, and visions, this book is the first to address pressing issues confronting education in the illustration arts, including such concerns as authorship, new media, and the marriage of illustration and design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581150759
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 443,074
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 6.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Marshall Arisman is the chair of the master of fine arts illustration program at the School of Visual Arts. His editorial illustrations have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Esquire, Time, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, and the Nation, and his paintings and sculptures have been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums. He lives in New York City.

Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Design as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New
York. His many previous books include Typographic
Universe, New Modernist Type, and
Scripts.

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Introduction

The process of drawing can unlock the entire creative process for an artist. As children, we all used drawing to relate to the world around us. We were not trying to make art. We were trying to make sense out of the world we were experiencing. We told stories in pictures. . . . The vocabulary of the illustrator has to be expanded into authorship. (Marshall Arisman, from the introduction)
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