Editorial Planning and Space Arrangement Method of the Illustration of The Flat Dialect of the Three Kingdoms
『The Flat Talk of the Three Kingdoms』(三國志平話) has great significance in that it is the first version of the existing “Three Kingdoms illustrations”(三國畵). In addition, the quality of the achievement is not inferior to the later, so it is necessary to review and search at various angles. In this paper, we examined the basic editing planning of 70 illustrations, how to operate the spaces in the illustrations, furthermore the limits and problems.
In this thesis I wondered whether to post a picture in the text from the viewpoint of the editor who publishes 『The Flat Talk of the Three Kingdoms』 and some associations. The illustrator (or publisher) summarizes the scrivener by picture-title, selects the scene from his point of view, emphasizes the theme, and arranges the battle scene and the non-combat scene to a certain degree. When interpreting a scrivener in the image of artwork, it basically treats the episode of developing “topic - sub topic" horizontally, develops these episodes, develops these, frequently operates double spaces, And also attempted to represent the part containing several causal relationships in a complex spatial manner. And also on the limits of artwork, I explained the reason why the person was strongly divided, the point where the castle wall was drawn small, the point where the person was omitted, the point where there was almost no indoor scene, etc., Solution or influence briefly stated.
In this article, I gave a new opinion on the features and values of the illustration 『The Flat Talk of the Three Kingdoms』 which have not discussed in domestic and foreign academic societies. Especially, approaching from the viewpoint of the operation of the space to decipher the figure, to what extent convincing results were derived. It goes without saying that such success of the illustrations book has had a great influence on the planning and drawing of the illustration book afterwards 『The Romance of the Three Kingdoms』 illustration book. Then, a comprehensive project that supplements artwork and literary story, emphasizes the theme, and presents interpretation from another viewpoint persisted ‘story picture’ got a richer experience. I think that this paper has a certain significance in that it helps understanding book illustrations as well as understanding of works.