Foyer, Hull School of Art and Design
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Foyer Gallery Space Hull School of Art and Design Queens Gardens Hull HU1 3DG
North East England

Mark Wigan’s Book Launch and signing and exhibition of his two latest books. 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 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. 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.