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5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Handbook!
This is a really useful handbook which considers the value of ideas, research and experimentation in the design process in a thought provoking way. The book teaches the reader how to think visually; balancing the need to work creatively with that of meeting deadlines. The author places each area of discussion in its historical context, including any precedents, which is...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A useful but not amazing sourcebook
This is a stimulating source book containing a lot of interesting visual material and a handful of quite stunning images. The text is not particularly informative and I'm guessing is aimed at beginning students, aiming to teach them some big new words for quite straightfoward things. Much of the text is in the form of lists which, apart from those giving the names of...
Published on 27 April 2009 by John Ferngrove


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3.0 out of 5 stars A useful but not amazing sourcebook, 27 April 2009
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This review is from: Basics Illustration: Thinking Visually (Paperback)
This is a stimulating source book containing a lot of interesting visual material and a handful of quite stunning images. The text is not particularly informative and I'm guessing is aimed at beginning students, aiming to teach them some big new words for quite straightfoward things. Much of the text is in the form of lists which, apart from those giving the names of interesting artists to follow up, are not terribly informative. The book has not taught me how to do anything new or triggered any great flashes of insight or inspiration. However, it did point me towards the work of George Grosz, who has become my new current favourite 20th Century artist. I can imagine that I will browse the images in this this book again from time to time. Useful but not amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Handbook!, 17 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Basics Illustration: Thinking Visually (Paperback)
This is a really useful handbook which considers the value of ideas, research and experimentation in the design process in a thought provoking way. The book teaches the reader how to think visually; balancing the need to work creatively with that of meeting deadlines. The author places each area of discussion in its historical context, including any precedents, which is really useful. The book uses a variety of clever examples from The Illustrated Ape to Ian Pollock to Andrew Rae. The variety of working examples is in keeping with the author's emphasis on the variable role an illustrator must play in their career. This could be a little daunting but, as a result of the author's enthusiasm, it is actually very creative and inspiring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars basics of Illustration, 18 April 2012
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This is an excellent accompaniment for any budding illustrator and tutor of illustration, packed full of great ideas,wonderful images and concise breakdown of the major areas of illustration
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant Book!!, 6 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Basics Illustration: Thinking Visually (Paperback)
Brilliant book, resourceful, easy to digest and holds some great tips any practising graphic designer or artist can use. The basic series are all great, i own 5 of them.
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