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A Companion to Illustration

Art and Theory

Male, Alan (Editor)

Blackwell Companions to Art History


1. Edition July 2019
688 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-18553-6
John Wiley & Sons

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A contemporary synthesis of the philosophical, theoretical and practical methodologies of illustration and its future development

Illustration is contextualized visual communication; its purpose is to serve society by influencing the many aspects of its cultural infrastructure; it dispenses knowledge and education, it commentates and delivers journalistic opinion, it persuades, advertises and promotes, it entertains and provides for all forms of narrative fiction. A Companion to Illustration explores the definition of illustration through cognition and research and its impact on culture. It explores illustration's boundaries and its archetypal distinction, the inflected forms of its parameters, its professional, contextual, educational and creative applications. This unique reference volume offers insights into the expanding global intellectual conversation on illustration through a compendium of readings by an international roster of scholars, academics and practitioners of illustration and visual communication.

Encompassing a wide range of thematic dialogues, the Companion offers twenty-five chapters of original theses, examining the character and making of imagery, illustration education and research, and contemporary and post-contemporary context and practice. Topics including conceptual strategies for the contemporary illustrator, the epistemic potential of active imagination in science, developing creativity in a polymathic environment, and the presentation of new insights on the intellectual and practical methodologies of illustration.
* Evaluates innovative theoretical and contextual teaching and learning strategies
* Considers the influence of illustration through cognition, research and cultural hypotheses
* Discusses the illustrator as author, intellectual and multi-disciplinarian
* Explores state-of-the-art research and contemporary trends in illustration
* Examines the philosophical, theoretical and practical framework of the discipline

A Companion to Illustration is a valuable resource for students, scholars and professionals in disciplines including illustration, graphic and visual arts, visual communications, cultural and media and advertising studies, and art history.

List of Illustrations viii

About the Editor xiv

Notes on Contributors xv

Series Editor's Preface xx

Preface xxi

Introduction: The Paradigm of Illustration 1
Alan Male

Part I The Theory, Character, and Making of Imagery 19

1 Making Visible: Illustration Through Identification, Categorization, and Metaphor 21
Stuart Medley

2 Conceptual Illustration: Framework and Methodologies 47
Rebecca Heavner

3 Learning from the Past, from Giotto to Transport for London: Travels in Space and Time 59
Laurence North

4 Reportage: Drawing the Stories 85
Melanie Reim

5 Animated Illustrations - Animated Illustrators: Influences From Traditional Illustration in Outstanding Animated Films 102
María Lorenzo Hernández

6 Illustration in Motion: Sequential Momentum in Children's Illustrated Books 140
Sarah McConnell

Part II Education and Research 161

7 Illustrators: Collaborative Problem Solvers in Three Environments 163
Susan Hagan

8 What is the Nature of Illustration Expertise? 185
David Blaiklock

9 The Illustrator as Visual Problem Solver: A Deconstruction of Conceptual Strategies for the Contemporary Illustrator 199
Sue Clarke

10 Design for Life: Research Methods, Design Thinking, and Authorial Illustration Practice 229
Stephanie Black

11 Putting Theory into Practice 250
Mario Minichiello

Part III Context 275

12 How Illustration Works: Exploring a Model of Editorial Illustration in Print and Online Media 277
Nanette Hoogslag

13 Shifting Authorship: The Illustrator's Role in Contemporary Book Illustration: Decision-Making with Depictive, Augmenting, and Appropriational Strategies: Illustration: Concept of Diffusion vs. Innovation 305
Franziska Walther

14 Illustration: On the Epistemic Potential of Active Imagination in Science 330
Kathrin Mira Amelung

15 The Symbiotic Dilemma of the Children's Picture Book Maker in a Polymathic World 354
Karenanne Knight

16 Framing Questions and Modes of Inquiry in Illustration Process and Critique 378
Robert Brinkerhoff

17 The Inquiring Eye: Illustration and the Production of Knowledge 400
Patricia Likos Ricci

18 The Meaning of Illustration in Early Nineteenth-Century America 422
Christopher J. Lukasik

19 Historical and Philosophical Relations Between the Uncanny and Illustration 444
Carolyn Shapiro

20 The Fabrica of Vesalius: A Semiotic Analysis 467
Alan Young

Part IV Contemporary and Post-Contemporary Practice 493

21 Future Dialogs for Illustration 495
Roderick Mills

22 Developing Creativity in a Polymathic Environment 515
Andrew Hall

23 The Polymath Principle in the Twenty-First Century 554
Alice A. Carter

24 Race, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration 570
Robyn Phillips-Pendleton

25 Understanding Illustration - Process, Perception, and Profession: The Legitimacy 600
Jo Davies

Index 623
Alan Male is Professor Emeritus, Falmouth University, UK. He is an internationally recognized academic, writer, illustrator, and lecturer on communication, historical and cultural studies, and professional illustration practice. Professor Male is author of Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective, Illustration: Meeting the Brief, and The Power and Influence of Illustration. He has won numerous international awards and has illustrated more than 170 books.