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Exploring the Elements of Design
2007-10-16 17:29:00
Book DescriptionWith the same straightforward approach and dynamic examples that made the first edition so popular, this fully revised second edition of Exploring The Element s of Design again presents the very latest in graphic design concepts side by side with some of the best contemporary design work.Created by two leading designer-educators as a very practical and very visual introduction to the art of graphic design, this richly illustrated full-color book offers clear explanations of the fundamental principles, award-winning examples of professional work, and diagrams that clearly show how these principles operate in successful design solutions.Coverage begins with primary design elements, moves on to the use of color, typography, and imagery, and concludes with an overview of the field of graphic design and related career options.The revised second edition adds new and insightful material on creative thinking, visual problem-solving, and research strategies used to pursue effe...
Art of the Digital Age
2007-10-15 23:09:00
Book DescriptionAn essential guide for everyone interested in culture and creativity in the digital world.The impact of digital technology has radically transformed traditional activities such as painting and sculpture, while entirely new forms, such as net art, digital installation, and virtual reality, have emerged as recognized artistic practices.Digital artists themselves are often pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and exploring some of the most urgent social and political issues facing humankind today.The first major illustrated survey of the field, Art of the Digital Age presents the work of over one hundred artists from around the world.Following an introduction that traces the history of digital art, the book goes on to consider its diverse genres, from digital imaging, installation, and animation to software and net art.Each chapter illustrates key works by both established and emerging figures, while personal statements from the artists offer revealing insights...
Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design
2007-10-15 21:53:00
Book DescriptionAs the Web evolves to incorporate new standards and the latest browsers offer new possibilities for creative design, the art of creating Web sites is also changing.Few Web designers are experienced programmers, and as a result, working with semantic markup and CSS can create roadblocks to achieving truly beautiful designs using all the resources available.Add to this the pressures of presenting exceptional design to clients and employers, without compromising efficient workflow, and the challenge deepens for those working in a fast-paced environment.As someone who understands these complexities firsthand, author and designer Andy Clarke offers visual designers a progressive approach to creating artistic, usable, and accessible sites using transcendent CSS.In this groundbreaking book, you’ll discover how to implement highly original designs through visual demonstrations of the creative possibilities using markup and CSS.You’ll learn to use a new design workflow, b...
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The Elements of Typographic Style
2007-10-15 21:25:00
Book DescriptionRenowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide.Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough exploration of the newest innovations in intelligent font technology, and is a must-have for graphic artists, editors, or anyone working with the printed page using digital or traditional methods.This lovely, well-written book is concerned foremost with creating beautiful typography and is essential for professionals who regularly work with typographic designs.Author Robert Bringhurst writes about designing with the correct typeface; striving for rhythm, proportion, and harmony; choosing and combining type; designing pages; using section heads, subheads, footnotes, and tables; applying kerning and other type adjustments to improve legibility; and adding special characters, including punctuation and diacritical marks.The Element s of Typographic S...
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Swiss Graphic Design
2007-10-15 07:53:00
Book DescriptionSwiss graphic design and "the Swiss Style" are crucial elements in the history of modernism.During the 1920s and ’30s, skills traditionally associated with Swiss industry, particularly pharmaceuticals and mechanical engineering, were matched by those of the country’s graphic designers, who produced their advertising and technical literature.These pioneering graphic artists saw design as part of industrial production and searched for anonymous, objective visual communication.They chose photographic images rather than illustration, and typefaces that were industrial-looking rather than those designed for books.Written by noted design authority Richard Hollis, this lavishly illustrated volume looks at the uniquely clear graphic language developed by such Swiss designers as Theo Ballmer, Max Bill, Adrian Frutiger, Karl Gerstner, Armin Hoffman, Ernst Keller, Herbert Matter, Josef Müller-Brockmann, and Jan Tschichold.The style of these artists received worldwide admir...
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Bulletproof Web Design
2007-10-14 22:22:00
Book DescriptionNo matter how visually appealing or packed with content your Web site is, it isn’t succeeding if it’s not reaching the widest possible audience.If you get this guide, you can be assured it will! By deconstructing a series of real-world Web sites, author and Web designer extraordinaire Dan Cederholm outlines 10 strategies for creating standards-based designs that provide flexibility, readability, and user control—key components of every successful Web site.Each chapter starts out with an example of what Dan refers to as an "unbulletproof" concept—an existing site that employs a traditional approach and its associated pitfalls.Dan then deconstructs that approach, noting its downsides and then making the site over using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).By the end of each chapter, you’ll have replaced traditional, bloated, inaccessible page components with lean markup and CSS.The guide culminates with a chapter that pieces together all of the page components discus...
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Logo Design
2007-10-14 16:26:00
Book DescriptionWhat’s your sign? The world’s best logo designs...Everybody knows that brand identity is key.A good logo can glamorize just about anything, so it comes as no surprise that logo design is a crucial step in the development of a product or service.This exhaustive guide brings together diverse logos from over 30 countries, organized into chapters by theme, such as socio-political, food and beverage, technology, and consumer products.A full index provided at the end of the book lists each logo’s company, designer, and designer’s website.Also included is a case study section, concentrating on logo application and development.No graphic designer can do without this book, and anyone who’s interested in design will appreciate this diverse compendium of visual ideas.As scientist Linus Paulin once said, "In order to come up with one good idea, you must have lots of ideas." About the AuthorJulius Wiedemann was born and raised in Brazil.After studying graphic design and...
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Foundations of Art and Design
2007-10-14 16:24:00
Book Description FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN has a logical and structured organization, moving from micro to macro topics, enabling students to build on ideas and concepts of design, and better understand the material.The author has written a book flexible and visual enough to suit any design course and every design student.Hundreds of examples of contemporary and classic art reflect the world students inhabit, and along with the book's unique visual glossaries, make this text an ideal foundation of design principles.About the Author Lois Fichner-Rathus received her M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and her Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Her areas of specialization include the theory of art, feminist art history, and criticism, ancient and classical art, and modern art and architecture.She is currently Art Department Chair and a professor of art history and interdisciplinary stu...
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Meggs' History of Graphic Design
2007-10-14 16:16:00
Book DescriptionNow in its Fourth Edition, this unrivaled, seminal work continues its long tradition of providing balanced insight and thorough historical background.Under the new authorial leadership of Alston Purvis, this authoritative book offers more than 450 new images, along with expansive coverage of such topics as Italian, Russian, and Dutch design.It reveals a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important design innovations. Book InfoPresents hundreds of full-color images & new material in many areas, including alphabets, Japanese & Dutch graphics, & the computer revolution which has impacted all aspects of contemporary design & communications.DLC: Graphic design (Typography) - History . --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. About the AuthorThe late PHILIP B. MEGGS was a designer, educator, and author.He was School of the Arts Research Professor, Communication Arts and Design Department, at Virginia Commonwealth U...
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