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Revealing Illustrations

 

For  the  first  time,  one  of  America’s  foremost  illustrators  reveals  his  own  method  of  graphic  invention.  In  this  innovative  book,  James  McMullan  actually  takes  the  reader  “on  assignment”  in  29  different  projects  ranging  from  full-color  illustrations  for  Esquire  and  Sports  Illustrated  to  the  Anna  Christie  poster  he  designed  for  the  Broadway  play  starring  Liv  Ullmann.  In  each  assignment  he  shows  not  only  the  finished  art  but  also  his  reference  material  and  the  numerous  sketches  and  photographs  from  which  he  develops  his  final  image.  His  engaging,  informative  text  describes  the  circumstances  and  special  problems  of  each  assignment—and  takes  a  candid  look  at  both  the  human  and  esthetic  aspects  of  being  an  illustrator.

 

It  is  James  McMullan’s  unique  approach  to  the  design  process,  in  which  he  allows  the  reader  to  see  the  emerging  idea  along  with  all  the  false  starts  and  sudden  inspirations,  that  makes  this  book  so  special—and  perhaps  the  richest  and  most  serious  exploration  of  illustration  yet  undertaken.

 

Students  and  professionals  will  find  Revealing  Illustrations  a  provocative  discourse  on  how  independent  vision  can  operate  within  the  constraints  of  commercial  art,  and  the  general  reader  will  gain  an  understanding  of  the  complexity  of  illustration.  Above  all,  it  is  a  beautiful  book—one  that  everyone  who  appreciates  graphic  art  will  want  to  own.