Composing Pictures

By Donald W. Graham (Author)

Author : Donald W. Graham

Inventory ID : CSG0376

Cover : Softcover

Color : Black and White

Product Dimension (in Inches) : 8 x 11 inches

Pages : 416

Signed : No

Product Description :

A picture cannot be weighed, measured, and appraised like a sack of potatoes. Composing Pictures avoids the “discussion by dissection” method of picture analysis, stressing instead the graphic forces that remain valid and essential regardless of how art forms and fashions may change.In thirty-five short chapters, each devoted to a single important concept, the author covers the basics and complexities of graphic composition, including the illusion of depth, the enigma of surface, manifesting and symbolizing force and motion, utilizing borders, graphic accents, patterns, handling dark and light, directing the viewer’s eye, and creating storyboards. These concepts are illustrated by hundreds of diagrams and the work of great artists from myriad historical ages, cultures, and styles.The book not only contains a section on film graphics, but also consistently reminds the reader that the principles of composition relate to the moving picture as well as the still picture.

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Special Price $39.95