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    Graphic Design Dictionaries Books

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    A Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

    By Gavin Ambrose

    Brand: Fairchild Books
    Released: 2006-11-15
    Paperback (288 pages)

    A Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design
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    The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms used within graphic design and associated disciplines.

    Over 250 terms are explained and contextualized, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from historical and contemporary graphic design.

    The dictionary covers traditional practice and process terms as well as modern terminology. It also defines a wide variety of practical terms, such as Perfect binding, Deboss and Strikethrough, as well as movements and styles including Surrealism, Psychadelia and Postmodernism.

    The Designer's Dictionary of Color

    By Sean Adams

    ABRAMS
    Released: 2017-04-11
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    The Designer s Dictionary of Color
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    The Designer's Dictionary of Color

    The Elements of Graphic Design (Second Edition)

    By Alex W. White

    W.W. Norton & Co
    Paperback (224 pages)

    The Elements of Graphic Design (Second Edition)
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    • Allworth Press
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    This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource. The second edition also includes a new section on web design and new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by images and biographies. This pioneering work provides designers, art directors, and students―regardless of experience―with a unique approach to successful design. Veteran designer and educator Alex. W. White has assembled a wealth of information and examples in his exploration of what makes visual design stunning and easy to read. Readers will discover White's four elements of graphic design, including how to: define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts; use scale, color, and position to guide the viewer through levels of importance; employ white space as a significant component of design and not merely as background; and use display and text type for maximum comprehension and value to the reader. Offering a new way to think about and use the four design elements, this book is certain to inspire better design.

    Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

    The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers (World of Art)

    By Alan Livingston

    Thames & Hudson
    Paperback (240 pages)

    The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers (World of Art)
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    This is a comprehensive guide to international developments in graphic design. From pre-industrial printing presses and medieval typography to computer graphics and avant-garde stylistic advances, a wealth of entries elucidate technical terms and detail movements, media, advertising, corporate identity, posters, packaging, and magazine and book design—placing graphic design in the wider context of the history of fine art and illustration. The personalities, motivations, and achievements of the most innovative figures in the field are fully outlined.

    The 485 illustrations give a stunning visual record, while the text incorporates cross-referencing, a full bibliography, and a chronological chart outlining the relationship between movements, technology, and designers. This revised edition features over forty new entries on today's most influential designers, organizations, and publications in the graphic-design world. Extensive updates ensure that the latest information and developments are included for all entries.

    Here is an indispensable reference work for students and designers that will fascinate anyone interested in the interaction of word and image and the communication of ideas. 485 illustrations, 59 in color.

    The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers (World of Art)

    By Alan Livingston

    Thames Hudson
    Paperback (260 pages)

    The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers (World of Art)
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    “Covers everything from airbrush to Hermann Zapf.” ―Communication Arts

    The interaction of words and images and the visual communication of ideas are an essential part of daily life, and these concepts are at the heart of graphic design. With over 200 new and updated entries, this indispensable book provides information about typographers, journals, movements and styles, organizations and schools, printers and private presses, art directors, technological advances, design studios, graphic illustrators, and poster artists from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. More than 550 illustrations, extensive cross-references, and a chronological chart outlining the relationship between movements, technology, and individual designers make this an invaluable reference for students and professionals alike. 545 illustrations, 78 in color

    The Designer's Lexicon: The Illustrated Dictionary of Design, Printing, and Computer Terms

    By Alastair Campbell

    Brand: Chronicle Books
    Spiral-bound (320 pages)

    The Designer s Lexicon: The Illustrated Dictionary of Design, Printing, and Computer Terms
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    The digital revolution has brought with it a dizzying multiplication of new styles and techniques in the field of graphic designnot to mention a whole new professional jargon. The Designer's Lexicon is the only cross-disciplinary technical dictionary that captures this rich and often confusing profusion of design-speak. It is packed with over 4000 terms that cover the broad spectrum of practices a modern designer must be familiar with: traditional graphics, pre-press, photography, printing, typography, and computers. Four hundred color diagrams and illustrations visually supplement the definitions. With a sturdy concealed spiral binding that reduces wear-and-tear, The Designer's Lexicon exemplifies the criterion designers seek most in a reference bookutility. For established professionals navigating new design terrain, as well as students, production managers, and printers, this is an essential dictionary for a new century.

    Design Dictionary (Board of International Research in Design)

    By Michael Erlhoff

    Brand: Birkhäuser Architecture
    Paperback (472 pages)

    Design Dictionary (Board of International Research in Design)
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    This dictionary provides a stimulating and categorial foundation for a serious international discourse on design. It is a handbook for everyone concerned with design in career or education, who is interested in it, enjoys it, and wishes to understand it. Covers and defines some 270 terms.

    Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

    By Hitomi Shida

    Herrschners®
    Released: 2017-10-10
    Paperback (160 pages)

    Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida
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    • Explore a new world of knitting with exquisitely detailed stitch patterns and techniques from Japan
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    In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns.

    Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including:
    • cables
    • popcorn stitches
    • twisted stitches
    • edgings
    • and many more…
    A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include:
    • A classic hat made using large patterns
    • An elegant scarf in lacy patterns
    • The ever-popular fingerless mittens
    • Thick socks that can be made using various patterns
    • A feminine collar using round stitching
    • And much more!

    This Japanese stitch dictionary represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for experienced knitters.

    The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman

    By Christian Dior

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    The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman
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    “Much has been written about fashion, in all its aspects, but i do not think any couturier has ever before attempted to compile a dictionary on the subject.”—from the little dictionary of fashion

    Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in this charming handbook that no woman should be without. An indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace, The Little Dictionary of Fashion is full of timeless tips. From afternoon frocks and accessories to traveling and tweed, Dior’s expertise ensures every girl will know the three fundamentals of fashion: simplicity, grooming, and good taste. Published for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Golden Age of Couture exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dior’s “New Look” and illustrated with delightful photographs and drawings, this handbag-sized classic is the perfect gift for style-conscious women.

    EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:
    Victoria and Albert Museum, London, September 22, 2007–January 6, 2008

    Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design

    By William Lidwell & Jill Butler

    Rockport Publishers
    Paperback (272 pages)

    Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design
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    Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia covering 125 laws, guidelines, human biases, and general considerations important to successful design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the ideas applied in practice. From the 80/20 Rule to the Weakest Link, every major design concept is defined and illustrated.

    Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work—until now.

    Just a few of the principles that will broaden your design knowledge, promote brainstorming, and help you check the quality of your work:

    • Baby-Face Bias
    • Expectation Effect
    • Golden Ration
    • Ockham's Razor
    • Proximity
    • Scaling Fallacy

    The book is organized alphabetically so that principles can be easily and quickly referenced by name. For those interested in addressing a specific problem of design, the principles havealso been indexed by questions commonly confronting designers (How can I help people learn from my design? How can I enhance the usability of a design? How can I make better design decisions? ...).

    Each principle is presented in a two-page format. The left-hand page contains a succinct definition, a full description of the principle, examples of its use, and guidelines for use. Side notes appear to the right of the text, and provide elaborations and references. The right-hand page contains visual examples and related graphics to support a deeper understanding of the principle.

    This landmark reference is the standard for designers, engineers, architects, and students who seek to broaden and improve their design expertise.


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