Words about pictures : the narrative art of children's picture books /
"A pioneering study of a unique narrative form, Words about Pictures examines the special qualities of picture books--books intended to educate or tell stories to young children. Drawing from a number of aesthetic and literary sources, Perry Nodelman explores the ways in which the interplay of...
University of Georgia Press,
- Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 Pictures, Picture Books, and the Implied Viewer; 2 Format, Design, Predominating Visual Features: The Meaningful Implications of Overall Qualities of Books and Pictures; 3 Style as Meaning; 4 Code, Symbol, Gesture: The Contextual Meanings of Visual Objects; 5 Visual Weight and Directed Tension: The Relationships of Visual Objects to Each Other; 6 The Depiction of Action and the Passing of Time: How Pictures Imply Events and How Sequence Affects Meaning; 7 The Relationships of Pictures and Words; 8 Irony in Picture Books: Subjectivity and Objectivity, Time and Space.
- 9 The Rhythms of Picture-Book Narrative10 The Unguarded Face; Works Consulted; Children's Books Discussed; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.