A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Good

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Macmillan, Jun 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Design is all about the perception of size, shape, and color.

A fabulous and fun introduction to the concepts of design

A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Good takes a most creative approach to introducing young (and not-so-young) readers to the fundamental elements of design. Using simple shapes, lines, and a sense of humor, this book explains why complicated doesn't make it good-and why that matters. Mark Gonyea opens up the world of design and makes it accessible to young artists and non-artists alike.

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Review: A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Good

User Review  - Elaine Bearden - Goodreads

gr. 3 and up Hmmm. I thought I would like this a lot better than I did. I felt like it could have gone just a touch deeper, and there would have been a big pay-off. Nonetheless, and interesting way to ... Read full review

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User Review  - April - Goodreads

My son is going into first grade and seems to be very skilled in visual design, symmetry and stuff of that nature so this book really interested him and taught both he and I some things about graphic ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Mark Gonyea was born in upstate New York and spent the majority of his childhood consuming cartoons, video games, and monster movies. Little did he realize this was to be the essential groundwork for a career in cartooning and graphic design. He lives in Vermont.

Visit Mark Gonyea at his website: www.mroblivious.com

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