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Picture This book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Everyone knows that a picture tells a thousand words. But what about. Picture This: How Pictures Work. First published in Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition published in About the Story I had illustrated several books and. 2. How can I make her feel less overwhelming and more huggable? How can I keep her large but give Little Red Riding Hood prominence in the picture?.
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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 . Everyone knows that a picture tells a thousand words. Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers editorially hand-picked. This is a great, but THIS IS EXACTLY THE SAME BOOK AS "Picture This: How Pictures Work." It's in the fine print, but I bought them both and only then realized it.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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?
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Low score for major format issues in the electronic edition I saw this issue mentioned in a number of reviews of the past edition, but hoped it would be resolved in the re-release. Alas, it is not. If you enjoy reading a coded text in which almost all characters that aren't standard letters are some other thing, this book is for you.
I'm sure it provides additional brain exercise while you absorb the images. Incidentally, the images in the Kindle edition are also appearing somewhat off from their descriptive notes, which is also a bit confusing. I adapted and figured it out after a while, but wish I hadn't needed to. Here's hoping the publisher will notice this and fix it and retroactively fix everyone's e-copies.
That would be great. The book itself explores useful concepts of composition in a relatable way. Paperback Verified Purchase.
So when a photographer recommended this book I jumped on the opportunity and I'm very happy that I did. Molly Bang's "Picture This: How Pictures Work" is a fantastic resource for any creative person trying to get a better understanding of visual dynamics.
Picture This: How Pictures Work
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. 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.
If you have any interest in learning how using lines and shapes can create a story, buy this book It's one of the few books required for grad school that I used and am happy to keep on my shelf. I didn't like this book's format to illustrate the ideas of evoking emotion in pictures by the shapes, the colors used, the spacing of key parts relative to each other. This is obviously a big topic, with lots of ways to interpret the ideas and many ways to illustrate those interpretations. But for all that, it still felt like this book was spending way too much time on each idea.
Perhaps that's because the treatment was very superficial - it did make for a striking lesson on how shapes evoke emotion to show how the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood could look 'bad' by making him a pointy triangle vs a rounded amoeboid. After 3 pages I knew where it was going, but I still didn't feel like I had learned anything new or useful.
I'd rather have a more in-depth analysis and lesson book One person found this helpful. I required this book in my university-level art courses: I've never encountered such a precise simple book on composition. When I was in art school, we experimented with composition with our teacher saying "just draw shapes". It was very frustrating because I didn't know why certain shapes worked and others didn't, and so I never got anywhere.
For years I struggled with composition and knew something had to be done about it. After reading this book, I finally understand composition!
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When you first open it it looks so simple you get worried you already know everything in it, but Molly explains everything so perfectly, showing you both examples of what works and what doesn't, and most importantly, why. There are also exercises at the very end of the book to put your knowledge to the test. This book should be mandatory in any art major! I loved it. Bang provides simple visual examples to her narrative explaining how and why we are impacted by pictures. I even did the exercises which are well worth the time and effort.
I nice reflective reprieve from my normal 'to do' list and they inspired greater curiosity. Page count: Review Posted Online: Email address: Please provide an email address. Categories of Interest: Select All. Current Affairs. Historical Fiction.
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