WILEY BLACKWELL COMPANIONS TO ART HISTORY
A Companion to Illustration
A contemporary collection 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, to dispense knowledge and education, and to commentate and deliver journalistic opinion. It persuades, advertises, promotes, entertains, and provides for all forms of narrative fiction. A Companion to Illustration explores the definition of illustration and its impact on culture, its boundaries and archetypal distinction, the inflected forms of its parameters as well as its professional, contextual, educational, and creative applications. This unique reference volume offers insights into the expanding global 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 comprises twenty-five chapters exploring the character and making of imagery, illustration education and research, as well as contemporary and post-contemporary context and practice. Topics include 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 strategiesDiscusses the illustrator as author, intellectual, and multi-disciplinarianExplores state-of-the-art research and contemporary trends in illustrationExamines 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, media and advertising studies, as well as art history.