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Mark Wigan – The Visual Dictionary of Illustration/Global Contexts

Mark Wigan’s Book Launch and signing and exhibition of his two latest books
on Monday 16th November 2009 at
The Foyer Gallery Hull School of Art and Design Queens Gardens Hull
from 5pm – 7pm

Foyer Gallery Space
Hull School of Art and Design
Queens Gardens

Exhibition runs til December 15th

The Visual Dictionary of Illustration and Basics Illustration Global Contexts published by AVA publishing are the fourth and fifth books written on the subject of illustration by Hull School of Art and Design (BA Hons) Illustration Lecturer Mark Wigan Williams.

Comprehensive and inspiring Global Contexts is packed with insightful and thought provoking commentary and compelling and allusive imagery. The book takes the reader on a journey through the international and contemporary illustration landscape and features artwork by leading exponents of this ever changing and expanding discipline. This essential reference book also contains a series of practical assignments which echo and extend the themes discussed. Featured topics include Art and Design education, professional practice, art and industry, east-west visual dialogues, global responsibilities, world markets and collaborations.

The Visual Dictionary of Illustration is a guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within illustration From Abstraction to Zeitgeist, Picture Books to the Poster this book will prove an invaluable resource to anyone interested in the art of illustration. More than 250 terms are distilled from practical terms such as Graffiti, Murals and Photomontage to influential historical art and design movements such as Art Nouveau,Dada, and The Golden Age of Illustration. Each term is explained and contextualised giving the reader an enhanced understanding of illustration terminology. Each entry comprises a brief definition along with a visual example of the point under discussion. Supplementary contextual information including a timeline of illustration is also included.

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