A Visual Language: Elements of Design

A Visual Language: Elements of Design

by David Cohen, Scott Anderson

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This is a practical approach to the theory of visual language, takingthe basics of line, shape, tone, colour, texture, form, scale, spaceand light and discussing how to use them. The first half of the booktalks about how artists can use these elements to create their ownvisual language and how this can be applied to develop their own work.This text is illustrated with the ceramic work of David Cohen. Thesecond half of the book is divided into sections, each written by aprominent crafts person, expounding on how they have developed and usedtheir own visual language. These craftspeople are: Alison Kinnaird(glass engraver), Jack Cunningham (jeweller), John Creed (metalworker), Graham Stewart (silversmith) and Anna King (weaver).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780713667738
Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

David Cohen taught at Edinburgh College of Art for many years and thenset up the Ceramics department at the Glasgow School of Art. His workis exhibited all over the world and he a is frequent lecturer both inthe UK and north America.

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