Best books on composition in art

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Art Books on Design and Composition

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. Composition makes or breaks a picture, so we often hear. The more I practice composition and the more I become sensitive to it, the more I realise the truth of that. Heres a good example: We often hear that we have to learn the rules of composition before we can break them. Neither have the people who so blithely make that assertion.
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Helpful Books for Artists

The Only Composition Rule You’ll Ever Need to Learn

Skip to main content. Art Composition. In Stock. I love this book and have ordered copies for other artist friends. It comes with a DVD which my painting group viewed and discussed as we watched it.

Gibbs Smith, Abstract design in nature shown in photographs and paintings. Arnheim, Rudolph. University of California, An intelligent approach to problems of design. Visual Thinking.

Skip to main content. Composition in Art. In Stock. This is one of the most thorough books in the teaching and analysis of composition I've ever had the fortune to read. All my other art books mention the neccessity of sound composition and eye movement but none give the detailed breakdown of how that's accomplished or why it fails.

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The books shows tons of examples of how to apply it all kinds of subjects. I love it. You can get it on Amazon, here. I love how you can flip through the illustrations of right and wrong examples, the visual lessons make a lasting impression. North Light book club offers an online seminar version for download.

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