Picture This: How Pictures Work

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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...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587170300
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 195,244
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2000

    Great for Teachers!

    This is a great book. I first heard about it at collage while I was studying to become an art teacher. It brillantly discusses how the elements of art such as color, line, and shape create successful works of art in a interesting and creative way. It does this by apply the various elements of art to the story of Little Red Ridding Hood. Kids love it, and it applicable for students and adults for all ages. I learn something new everytime. It also has a wonderful follow up activity at the end of the book. Great for any teacher or someone who wants to learn more about art!!

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