The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

by Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2009
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    978-1-4742-9375-4 (online)

    978-2-940373-90-1 (paperback)

    978-2-9404-3922-5 (epdf)

    978-1-3500-3472-3 (epub)
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    First Edition
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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration
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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms associated with, and used within, the field of illustration.

Over 250 terms are explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by examples taken from traditional and contemporary illustration.

The dictionary covers traditional terms still in current usage as well as modern terminology such as Raster and Punk. It also includes a wide variety of practical terms, such as Collage, Woodcut and Storyboard, as well as movements and styles including Dada, Surrealism, and Romanticism.