Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas-about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story-remain unparalleled in their simplicity and genius. Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold? First published in 1991, Picture This has changed the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics and readers look at and understand art.
Molly Bang is a legend in children's books, and has received three Caldecott Honors, a Kate Greenaway Honor, four Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors, a Hans Christian Anderson nomination, a Charlotte Zolotow Award, a Giverny Award and a Jane Addams Honor Award. She lives in California.