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Illustration: Meeting the Brief

Illustration: Meeting the Brief

by Alan Male


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408173770
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/24/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Alan Male is an illustrator and writer, and directed the Illustration course at University College Falmouth between 1993 and 2010. He was conferred Professor of Illustration in 2009 and is now Director of Study for research and a member of the School of Art and Design Professoriate at Falmouth. He has lectured throughout the United States. Alan has won several awards (gold from the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and a Texas ‘Bluebonnet' for children's books) and is a regular contributor to magazines and jourbanals. He has previously written Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective (AVA, 2007).

Table of Contents

What is Illustration?
Influence and Significance
The Future

1 History of Illustration
Where has it come from?
Time Line

2 A Working Art
Where Illustration is seen
Illustration and Industry
Professional Practice
A Map of Contexts

3 Interpreting and Meeting a Brief
An Introduction to Problem-solving and Process
Identifying Needs
Contextual Analysis
Information Gathering and Research Strategies
Acquiring reference
Subject Matter
Conceptualisation and Generating Ideas
Realisation through Completion

4 A New Practice: Illustration and Research
The Theorist-Practitioner
The Research Project

The Illustrator's Agent

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