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Picture This How Pictures Work [KINDLE] ✽ Picture This How Pictures Work By Molly Bang – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Designed to widen the reader's perception of the world through the basic principles of design this book begins with the story of Little Red Riding Hood using triangles and rectangles and circles to te Designed to widen the reader's perception How Pictures ePUB ´ of the world through the basic principles of design this book begins with the story of Little Red Riding Hood using triangles and rectangles and circles to tell the tale and then guides the reader through a basic vocabulary of perception and composition.

  • Paperback
  • 141 pages
  • Picture This How Pictures Work
  • Molly Bang
  • English
  • 10 April 2016
  • 9780821218556

10 thoughts on “Picture This How Pictures Work

  1. HBalikov HBalikov says:

    How does composition of a picture affect the viewer? Molly Bang's study of color shape position etc using the story of Little Red Riding Hood as the subject worked for me What I mean by that is that it made me look at paintings photos and other graphic material with some new insights as to what the artist was trying to convey or why the work affected me the way it didI believe it will also make me a better photographer as I consciously employ some of her insights

  2. Mir Mir says:

    Not a review just a few notescontrast enables us to see both patterns and elementsThe movement and import of the picture is determined as much by the spaces between the shapes as by the shapes themselvesSpace implies timeIn nature when we look at an object against a dark background our eyes create a nimbus of light around it while the edges of an object look darker against a light backgroundThe bottom half of a picture feels threatened heavier sadder or constrained; objects placed in the bottom half also feel groundedA few exercises are suggested at the end Pick a favorite painting and recreate it using only rectangles circles and triangles Use only three or four colors Represent a situation that evokes a strong emotion Illustrate a poem or series of poems using the same three or four colors but representing different moods Illustrate a book cover or movie poster How can you most effectively use the letters to enhance feeling? Illustrate a folk tale using limited colors Try to make the first and last picture similar to each other but with changed feelings Push the pieces of your picture around Cut new ones Replace one element with a piece of the exact same shape but another color Do not glue down the pieces until the whole picture really works Okay is not good enough

  3. Brent Brent says:

    An excellent and systematic exploration of shape composition and the fundamentals of visual language Over and over the author would lay out a basic rule shapes with sharp edges feel threatening shapes with curves feel comforting and a lightbulb would come on And at least for me things I had seen all my life but not really noticed were suddenly put into words Especially effective were the pictures on every other page patiently illustrating the concepts one element at a time

  4. Jane Dugger Jane Dugger says:

    I discovered this book on Penelope Trunk's website I don't usually go for books like this and almost didn't read it before returning it to the library But I am sure glad I did And be sure to read the whole thing ie the introduction it explains it allThis was such a fascinating book and you will never look at art pictures etc the same I inhaled this book I wish I could renew it to be able to read it again and again and refer back to it It's that amazing It's not difficult reading but there are some serious concepts in it that will change how you think about perspective Seriously one should read this in grade school high school college our 30s 40s 50s etc This would make a great book club pick It's not a long read but thought provoking Everyone could bring one of their favorite pictures artwork whatever and talk about how it speaks to them and how they think about it after reading the book Wouldn't that be a fun book club different than the usual stuff?If your library doesn't own this book buy it it's only 11 on

  5. Diz Diz says:

    This book takes a deep look into how we respond emotionally and psychologically to pictures It is written in an easy to understand way so it is very accessible I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in art or graphic design

  6. Kaśyap Kaśyap says:

    The best book on composition Simple but profound

  7. Stephanie Jobe Stephanie Jobe says:

    Thrown in the midst here I have a book about how picture books work Though the theatre voice in my head says that this should be reuired reading for every design and directing student to teach them about how stage pictures work because the concepts are the same and Bang communicates it so well She uses Little Red Riding Hood to demonstrate many of the key points She keeps on track with very little tangents and the points she gives cut straight to the core No you’re not going to run off and publish your picture book after reading it but you will look at the books you read and other pictures you see in a different way

  8. Ahmad Hossam Ahmad Hossam says:

    I've recently become interested in the world of graphic design The first thing I found out that it's not about what tools you use it's about how you see So this is my entry book to the field and indeed it delivers After going through its simple illustrations and insightful comments I don't think the way I see the world will ever be the same again

  9. Sylvia Sylvia says:

    In this deceptively simple book Molly Bang uses basic geometric shapes to show how pictures work how simple principles of design can shape emotions and tell a story Using cutout shapes to explain abstract statements such as smooth flat horizontal shapes give us a sense of stability and calm or diagonal shapes are dynamic because they imply motion or tension Ms Bang walks the reader through the psychology of a picture She shows how Little Red Riding Hood can be illustrated using these principles and simple shapes She analyzes the emotional impacts of design elements such as composition shapes colors contrast and space While much of this is intuitive having it articulated in simple graphic form is invaluable to any visual artist

  10. Kony Kony says:

    An elegantly simple intro to visual design exploring how different shapes sizes colors and spaces evoke the emotional responses they do and how to tell a story with the barest of materials ie colored paper and scissors Tracing the author's journey of experimentation and discovery the book invites readers to become newly curious about their intuitive responses to various images and to imagine tweaks that might induce different responses All pretty fun and eye opening Perfect for a new designer in training or for anyone who appreciates the strategic use of images

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