Bittersweet: Noma Bar

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SKU:
9780500021293
Author:
Noma Bar and Michael Bierut
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date:
2017-10-12
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
400
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Noma Bar is one of the world’s most inventive and provocative illustrators. He has developed his own silent language using a limited palette, familiar symbols and pictograms that take on new meanings. He is a master of inscribing double and triple readings into every image, often using negative space to conceal alternative stories, just waiting to be revealed.

Bar’s innovative, incisive approach has won him global acclaim and a broad range of commissions, from magazines and newspapers to large-scale commercial and artistic projects. Whether a portrait of a divisive public figure or a representation of an emotive social or political issue, Bar meets complex and sensitive subjects head-on, with gentle humour and deftness.

This ambitious edition of collected works, selected by and commented on by the illustrator himself, offers a multifaceted and illuminating insight into his inspirations and working practices – which are always full of surprises. It is destined to become a must-have reference source for any student or follower of visual and popular culture.