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.
Author: Joseph Heller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2000-03-24
Conjured back to life by Rembrandt's famous "Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer," Aristotle surveys history and profiles historical personalities, ultimately concluding that not much has changed in 2,500 years
Words and images combine on each page of this breathtaking picture book to create an introduction to everyday words that children and their parents will want to return to again and again. With a wealth of detail, Alison Jay has created a series of pictures where elements cleverly reappear from spread to spread, providing a timeless book to share.
Jacqueline Sheehan made serious waves with her much beloved runaway bestseller, Lost and Found (“The best book I’ve read in a long time” —Susan Elizabeth Phillips). Now she treats readers to a sequel, Picture This—a story of rebirth and personal redemption that is as moving, funny, and heart-soaring as its predecessor. Whip-smart contemporary women’s fiction with heart and soul, in Picture This, Rocky Pelligrino is back on Peaks Island off the coast of Maine, along with Cooper the dog, the beautiful black Labrador retriever who gave her a new “leash” on life. But this time a new wrinkle warps the fabric of her world when a young girl shows up on Rocky’s doorstep claiming to be the long-lost daughter of her late husband.
Author: Pearl James
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2009
Essays by Jay Winter, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Jennifer D. Keene, and others reveal the centrality of visual media, particularly the poster, within the specific national contexts of Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States during World War I.℗¡Ultimately, posters were not merely representations of popular understanding of the war, but instruments influencing the.
Author: Lynda Barry
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
A series of portraits by the creator of What It Is follows a myopic monkey through her everyday routines of preparing food, waiting for the bus, hogging the remote and associating with her imaginary friend.
This edition explores expanded photography options, covers 10 subject areas, includes sample lessons, provides new activities for children with special needs and toddlers, and incorporates assessment, standards, and documentation.
Astronomical concepts can be truly hard to comprehend, especially those of planetary sizes and distances from Earth and from each other. These concepts are made more comprehensible by the group of illustrations in this book, which put scale extraterrestrial objects side by side with objects on Earth we can more easily relate to. For example, study the pictures of Earth floating above Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and the asteroid Itokawa resting beside Toronto’s CN Tower. These mind-bending images bring things better into perspective and will help you understand the size and scale of our Solar System. In later chapters, you will be told how close the visionaries of the past came to guessing what today’s explorers would find. Astronomer/painter Lucien Rudaux’s masterpieces of Mars dust storms anticipated Viking and Mars rover images by nearly a century. Space artist Ludek Pesek envisioned astronauts setting up camp on the lunar surface in scenes hauntingly similar to photos taken by Apollo astronauts decades later. But the real benefit of this work is in better grasping the nature of our universe -- how big it is, now large it is, and how we fit into it.
Author: Norah McClintock
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Ethan lives in a foster home, struggling to put his life on the right track. Involved in a photography program for at-risk kids, he finds himself threatened again and again by someone who wants his camera. What does Ethan know? And what is on his camera that someone is willing to kill for? Struggling to stay out of trouble and solve the mystery, he discovers he has all the answers, he just has to figure out the questions.
Author: Philip Hayward
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 1998-01-01
""An exciting and informative anthology which will serve as an inspiration to both researchers and teachers."" -- European Journal of Communication With the proliferation of films, television programs, and videos about the arts, this book tackles how these media outlets have approached their subject. It invites debate about the relations between art forms, popular cultural practices (including watching TV), and audiences, as more people receive their understanding of culture and the arts through television than through visits to opera houses, theaters, or art galleries. This collection of articles addresses topics such as the history of art coverage on British television, how the media represents feminist art, and the impact of various postmodern arts practices.
"Now children age six and under can read about some of the most remarkable stories in Amazing Stories of the Bible! This easy-to-read, interactive book encourages reading development and Bible learning at the same time. Using the same format as Picture That! Bible Storybook, this fun, easy-to-read book features some pretty amazing stories. Based on the New International Reader’s Version® (NIrV—The NIV for kids!), Amazing Stories of the Bible is reading at it’s easiest! Written by best-selling author Tracy Harrast, this fun Bible storybook includes:• More than 60 Bible stories that will amaze and inspire new readers. • More than 90 full-color picture icons that encourage beginning readers to jump from picture to picture, as they try to read words in between.• Bold, colorful full-page illustrations• Plus a “What did you learn?”—One-line lesson summaries at the end of each story that help children remember and apply what they learn. Unique and creative—Amazing Stories of the Bible is bound to become a favorite."
What photo ops do you want to commemorate in fabric? Your vacation, your family, the natural beauty around you? Learn inspirational techniques for composing a great shot, creating a master pattern from your photo, selecting the right fabrics, and designing a quilt that keeps your memory alive.
Numbers are everywhere in nature. From one tiny red-eyed frog to ten sweet and scruffy dogs, children will practice counting to ten all while finding out some fun facts about animals in our natural world. Vibrant photography and simple, fun read-aloud text make this board book a perfect first look at nonfiction for very new and curious learners! The Picture This series pairs learning concepts with extraordinary photographs of animals in their habitats. Check out all four books in the Picture This series: Colors, Homes, Numbers, and Shapes!