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Picture This: How Pictures Work

Picture This: How Pictures Work

Revised and Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

Illustrations by Molly Bang


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Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas—about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story—remain unparalleled in their simplicity and genius. Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold? First published in 1991, Picture This has changed the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics, and readers look at and understand art.

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Size: 5 x 7 in;
Pages: 152 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2016
ISBN: 9781452135151
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.

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