£21.99
  • RRP: £24.95
  • You Save: £2.96 (12%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Illustration: A Theoretic... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective Paperback – 25 Jun 2007

4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£21.99
£16.61 £20.61
£21.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective
  • +
  • Illustration: Meeting the Brief
Total price: £44.49
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing; 01 edition (25 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940373515
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940373512
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.7 x 30.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

About the Author

Alan Male is an illustrator, educator and writer. Since 1993 Alan has been head of the BA Illustration program at University College Falmouth, UK, and has lectured throughout the United States. A professional illustrator since 1973, Alan has worked nationally and internationally producing work for children's books, editorials, CDs, reference books, encyclopaedias and advertising. He has won several awards and has exhibited in London, Arizona, Denver and the Museum of American Illustration. He also has work in the New York State Museum's permanent collection.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
0
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
What a fascinating read! This book places emphasis on illustration's global community; highlighting one's need to be socially and culturally aware by combining one's practical skills with this awareness. The internet and thus, larger audiences means the illustrator has an increased opportunity for their work to be seen and valued. The author combines this discussion with a great array of images; the diversity of examples (from cough syrup bottles to Percival's medical illustrations) and the focus of the discussion complement one another. The author discusses how to answer a brief drawing from his own experience, which feels authentic and is of great use. The text flows and entices while maintaining structure and logic in its content. This means the reader never feels over-crowded with information. The tasks and projects at the end of the book are really useful, and it is handy that they are at the back of the book because you can flick to them throughout reading, at the end, or entirely separately from reading the text. Over all, a thought provoking read which includes practical information useful to academic study.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
As a Illustration student i found this book very useful, it gives an in depth look at a variety of subjects from education to identity. I found the chapter on developing and answering briefs most helpful. Aimed at third year students i did find it a challenging read however the text is broken up into small sections and titles so its easy to navigate. The books looks at a large variety of different illustrators and is full of drawings. It definitely has more relevant information in than any illustration book I've read before focussing on theories and contexts of the subject, I shall use it as a point of reference and research rather than to feel inspired to get drawing. It is a very focused read and I would recommend it to anyone studying illustration as a degree.
1 Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There are a wealth of examples of illustrative styles and techniques in this book, and I'm sure a great deal of very interesting and useful information in this book, but I don't pick it up often, and when I do it's just to flick through, because the narrow blocks of text are in such a small, closely kerned font, that it does not read well. Shame.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback