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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 provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer’s Dictionary of Color opens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.

    A Dictionary Of Color Combinations

    By Various

    Seigensha
    Paperback (256 pages)

    A Dictionary Of Color Combinations
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    Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was an artist, teacher, costume and kimono designer during a turbulent time in avant-garde Japanese art and cinema. Wada was ahead of his time in developing traditional and Western influenced colour combinations, helping to lay the foundations for contemporary colour research. Based on his original 6-volume work from the 1930s, this book offers 348 color combinations, as attractive and sensuous as the books own design.

    The Elements of Graphic Design

    By Alex W. White

    Allworth
    Released: 2011-03-15
    Paperback (224 pages)

    The Elements of Graphic Design
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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 (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 Dictionary of Type

    By Sean Adams

    Harry N. Abrams
    Released: 2019-04-02
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    The Designer s Dictionary of Type
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    The Designer’s Dictionary of Type follows in the footsteps of The Designer’s Dictionary of Color, providing a vivid and highly accessible look at an even more important graphic design ingredient: typography. From classic fonts like Garamond and Helvetica, to modern-day digital fonts like OCR-A and Keedy Sans, author and designer Sean Adams demystifies 48 major typefaces, describing their history, stylistic traits, and common application. Adams once again provides eye-catching illustrated examples, this time showcasing the beauty and expressiveness of typography, as employed by the world’s greatest designers. Organized by serif, sans-serif, script, display, and digital typefaces, this book will be a vital guide for designers, teachers, or students looking to gain a foundational understanding of the art, practice, and history of typography.
     

    Trim Size: 9.625 x 7.5 inches

    Graphic Design Speak: A Visual Dictionary for Designers and Clients

    By Anistatia Miller

    Brand: Rockport Publishers
    Hardcover (160 pages)

    Graphic Design Speak: A Visual Dictionary for Designers and Clients
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    What does a client or art director really mean when they say "I want a clean look" or "The design should be bold"? Graphic Design Speak offers the answers in an easy-to-follow format that both clients and designers can use as points of reference in design briefs or strategy meetings. This book is an essential tool for any designer seeking to gain a better knowledge of the wants and needs of their clients.

    --Over 200 color projects showing specific design solutions to answer client demands

    --An international gathering of designers, studios, and ad agencies

    --Quotes, tips, and anecdotes from both designers and clients

    Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

    By Ellen Lupton

    Lupton, Ellen
    Paperback (224 pages)

    Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students
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    • Princeton Architectural Press
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    Our all time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form—what the rules are and how to break them. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. The popular online companion to Thinking with Type (www.thinkingwithtype.com) has been revised to reflect the new material in the second edition.

    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.

    Signs and Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings

    By DK

    Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
    Released: 2008-06-16
    Hardcover (352 pages)

    Signs and Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings
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    Discover the fascinating origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols from mythology and religion to astrology and ancient tribes in this comprehensive guide.

    For centuries, symbols have been imperative throughout the world, signifying ideas, relationships, and objects across different cultures. Find out why a flag at half mast is a symbol of mourning, why toads have got a bad name while frogs turn into princes, and why a heart pierced by an arrow is a classic symbol of love. 

    Delve into the meaning of each symbol and investigate how they have been interpreted in myth, religion, folklore, and art over time, with authoritative text from experts in the field and striking line drawings and photography that emphasize the visual strength and beauty of signs. Divided into six thematic sections - the cosmos, the natural world, human life, myths and religions, society and culture, and symbol systems - this guide to the secret language of signs and symbols is a must-have for those who want to understand the world around them.

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