Mastering the Language of Visual Expression

Book - 2005
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Drawing is a language, a necessary skill for anyone who wants to express ideas or feelings in images. Like all languages, it can be mastered with practice and instruction. Author Keith Micklewright distills a lifetime of hard thinking about drawing, presenting techniques-along with exercises-that help us to become fluent at visual communication. Some of the issues that Micklewright addresses as integral to developing visual literacy are: the difference between thinking verbally and thinking visually, tonal value in relation to color, form, and light, theories of proportion and perspective, translation from three dimensions into two, creating a relationship between the elements in a drawing, as if between words in a sentence, making marks as a component of personal style, selection and emphasis of details that are essential to clarity of expression.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2005
ISBN: 9780810992382
Call Number: 741.2 M5832d
Characteristics: 168 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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