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The Education of an Illustrator - Marshall Arisman

The Education of an Illustrator

By: Marshall Arisman (Editor), Steven Heller (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th December 2000
ISBN: 9781581150759
Number Of Pages: 288

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This revolutionary book fills a practical and an intellectual void for educators, students, and professionals in the field of illustration. Based on interviews with top illustrators and teachers, the book discusses how professionals acquired their illustration know-how and went on to apply it in their careers. Also explored are model illustration education curricula—for both undergraduate and graduate levels—created by leading illustration educators and practitioners. Offering a diverse range of attitudes, philosophies, and visions, this book is the first to address pressing issues confronting education in the illustration arts, including such concerns as authorship, new media, and the marriage of illustration and design.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Waxing and Waning
Conceiving and Making
Is There a Fine Art to Illustration?p. 3
Illustrate: Give Them What They Never Knew They Wantedp. 5
The Line of Least Resistancep. 8
True Confessions of a Storytellerp. 11
Express Yourself - It's Later Than You Thinkp. 14
Ebbing and Flowing
The End of Illustrationp. 23
What the Hell Happened to Illustration?p. 29
It Begins with "III" and Ends with "Digital": The Riddle of Illustration's Declining Fortunesp. 32
Mutant Futures: Is Obsolescence Really Looming?p. 36
The Influence of Computers and the Internet on Illustrationp. 40
What Am I?p. 48
The Author/Illustratorp. 51
Toward a Holistic Profession: An Interview with Milton Glaserp. 53
Illustration's Connection to the Fine Arts: An Interview with Thomas Woodruffp. 58
Valuing and Devaluing
Art Directing Illustratorsp. 65
The Joy of Illustrationp. 69
An Illustrator's Fablep. 71
Stockp. 73
Teaching and Learning
A Moving Targetp. 89
An Exercise in Self-Propulsionp. 93
Teaching Illustrationp. 97
From Navel Gazing to Navel Drawingp. 102
Training Illustrators: The View from the Trenchesp. 106
The Rookiep. 114
It's About Applicationp. 117
High Expectationsp. 120
No Art Director Ever Asked to See My Diplomap. 122
Imparting and Inspiring (A Syllabi Sampler)
Basic Illustrationp. 125
Basic Illustrationp. 134
From Illustration One to the Senior Projectp. 137
Editorial Illustrationp. 153
Illustrationp. 155
Rendering and Perspective for Artistsp. 165
Issues in the Artsp. 175
Professional Practicesp. 185
Illustration Portfolio: Course Competenciesp. 187
Illustrationp. 192
Junior Illustration Conceptsp. 197
Illustration Senior Projectp. 204
Syllabus for Illustration Six: The Thesis/Portfoliop. 208
Illustrators Workshopp. 210
Imagery for Childrenp. 214
The Open Picture Bookp. 216
Buses, Billboards, and CDsp. 221
M. A. Typo/Graphic Studies Unit One: Learning to Look and Seep. 225
Visual Essayp. 229
Illustrator as Documentary Artistp. 232
A History of Visual Communicationsp. 243
American Culture and the Applied Artsp. 246
Contributorsp. 251
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9781581150759
ISBN-10: 158115075X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27th December 2000
Publisher: ALLWORTH PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 17.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1

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