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What is Illustration? (Essential Design Handbooks S.) Hardcover – 1 Aug 2009

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rotovision (1 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2888930331
  • ISBN-13: 978-2888930334
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 2.5 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,444,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"What is Illustration?" is a must-have guide for illustration practitioners and students, as well as graphic designers and other media professionals who require an understanding of the issues and principles surrounding contemporary illustration. "What is Illustration?" explores the discipline's history, and its relationship with art, design, and photography; it investigates how illustrated images are read and understood, and how personal visual languages are created by today's illustrators and image-makers.This book also investigates the many different contexts for illustration, and the range of career opportunities that are open to today's illustrators; from editorial illustration in newspapers and magazines, to book publishing, illustration for advertising, design, music, fashion, websites, and the increasing demand from stock libraries. Showcasing the very best of contemporary illustration, this book features portfolios from solo artists, illustration studios, and collectives as well as some of the world's leading illustration agencies.

About the Author

Lawrence Zeegen is an illustrator, educator, and writer. He is the Academic Programme Leader of Communication and Media Arts at the University of Brighton, and is the author of RotoVision's successful Digital Illustration and Secrets of Digital Illustration. He lives in Brighton, UK.

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5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic book - definitely get it if you are an illustrator
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