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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Adkins Richardson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1929 in Gillette, Wyoming


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Illinois Connection

He lives and works in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Adkins Richardson is Professor Emeritus of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.


Published Works

  • Modern Art and Scientific Thought, University of Illinois Press, 1972
  • Art: The Way It Is (Fourth Edition), Harry N. Abrams, 1992
  • Complete Book of Cartooning, Prentice Hall, 1977
  • Basic Design: Systems, Elements, Applications, Prentice Hall College Division, 1984
  • From Pure Visibiltiy to Virtual Reality in an Age of Estrangement, Praeger Publishers, 1998


Selected Titles At Your Library

Modern art and scientific thought.
ISBN: 0252001257. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press. Urbana,. [1971]

Art, the way it is /
ISBN: 0810919117. OCLC Number:

H.N. Abrams,. New York :. 1992.

Richardson shows at the outset that pictorial art is founded on habits of perception, not on objective laws. His focus is alway on the artwork in relation to a specific viewer in a specific time and place. He consistently explores perspective, line and volume, light and shade, colour, and space in terms of different artists, periods, societies, and conventions.

The complete book of cartooning /
ISBN: 0131575945. OCLC Number:

Prentice-Hall,. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :. ©1977.

Now, whether you've had any formal training or not, this book offers you step-by-step directions on how to do all types of cartoons and caricatures.

Basic design :
ISBN: 0130601861. OCLC Number:

Prentice-Hall,. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :. ©1984.

From pure visibility to virtual reality in an age of estrangement /
ISBN: 0275960889. OCLC Number:

Praeger,. Westport, Conn. :. 1998.


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