Picture This 25th Anniversary Edition : How Pictures Work, Hardback Book

Picture This 25th Anniversary Edition : How Pictures Work Hardback

Illustrated by Molly Bang


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9781452135151



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