Saturday, July 28, 2007
Barry (introduced in the last post) believes that illustrated books should be composed like symphonies. The artist has the resources of the entire color palette at his or her command, just as the composer of a symphony can draw on the full range of forces of the symphony orchestra. In a book, as in a symphony, there should be loud parts blaring with color, but also quiet, monochromatic sequences to establish a quieter mood. It’s an interesting analogy, and I’ve thought that way about it myself.