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Understanding Illustration

Derek Brazell & Jo Davies Published by A&C Black/Bloomsbury 16 January 2014 UK, 13 March USA

Understanding Illustration examines an eclectic and carefully selected set of fascinating images and projects that look at the function of illustrative imagery and the context in which it is created. Featuring an international range of top-of-their-game illustrators, the book celebrates the art and the thinking behind it.
From an illustrated lighthouse in northern Norway to an Australian beer bottle label, Understanding Illustration takes in the huge sweep that illustration covers.
Covering four sections: Documentary, Off the Printed Page, Traditional Uses and Message the book covers projects as diverse as an interactive microsite for Adobe; elephant reportage from India; following the footsteps of USA presidents; giant monsters for Mulberry; The Thousand Nights fairy tales and African American history.


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