Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 8 Bookreview and Giveaway

As a new member of this group, i would like to start with a very special little book which i keep telling about to my students, to my friends and to anybody who is interested how forms work. I just could find an another example of it, so if somebody would like to read it - this is my giveaway.

Molly Bang: Picture This - How Pictures Work



I work as an art teacher and in the school I often see that some pictures do work while others don't, independently of being abstract or figurative. Naturally you ask yourself why? 
There are many complex answers in art-psychology but there is also this wonderful, small book from Molly Bang: Picture This – How Pictures Work. She illustrates the story of Little Red Riding Hood with simple forms and colors. She tries out different solutions and looks for the most expressive ones. Her logic and argumentation is so clear, that you start asking yourself, how come i haven't realised it myself? 
It is a short book, barely 100 pages, easy to read and follow.


I suggest it to everybody who is interested in pictures and compositions.  

25 comments:

  1. As a teacher myself, I find this book intriguing!

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  2. This sounds an interesting book!

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  3. Definitely sounds like a 'must have'. Thanks!

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  4. This books sounds like something any fiber artist could put to good use.

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  5. Love this book to bits!
    It is so useful.

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  6. What a great idea for a book. Would definitely be a terrific addition to my library. Mary Ann

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  7. Iam not familiar to this book but it sounds interesting.

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  8. This book looks great, thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I have this boo having bought it after someone suggested it and now I REALLY will have to read it. I heard it was one of the best books about design. Thanks Beata.

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  10. That sounds very interesting and sure will be something very useful. Hope to be the lucky one!
    gr. Marjolijn

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  11. Anything that increases my understanding of why compositions work or not would be greatly appreciated.

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  12. Ik heb al meer gelezen dat dit boekje wordt aangeraden. Ik heb het bij bol.com in Nederland gevonden! Maar je weet hoe dat werkt toch? Nog niet besteld...

    Petra

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  13. Another interesting book to win! All ATWSIOF members thanks for having this great giveaway! Too bad it's almost over ...

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  14. As some one long in the sewing world and very little in the art world but wanting to learn more this sounds like a great resource. Any wonder that I love this blog. You ladies are great!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love picture books. This one looks good...

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  16. ohhh sounds good - love them short too!

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  17. it seems like an interesting book

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  18. I 'd love that book
    Seems really good for teaching purposes as well.

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  19. This sounds like a great little book to share with my students!

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  20. Wow, another interesting book. I like to work with foto's.

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  21. Sounds like a fascinating book that would be useful to anyone in the arts, would love to read it! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Ani (playdoll2 AT gmail.com)

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  22. This sounds like a really interesting book. I can see where it can be a good reference when my own project isn't quite working and I may need some clues!

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  23. I purchased this book on a whim at a second hand book store -- I keep it on my nightstand and read through it regularly. It's amazingly inspiring!

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  24. The cover alone makes me want to look inside this book! Looks really fun and useful. Thanks for this review and this giveaway!

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