13 Books: (notes on the Design, Construction & Marketing of My Last--)

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Imperfect Publishing, 2001 - Reference - 141 pages
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Author/designer Leonard Koren looks at the bookmaking process behind each of his creations, from inspiration and organizing page principle to greatest difficulty and enduring lesson. Self-reflective and demythologizing, 13 Books is an observant guide to the creative process and to the essential link between information, commerce, and visual form in our culture today. It will be of special interest to graphic/web designers and art directors.

Leonard Koren lives in San Francisco and Tokyo and trained as an artist and architect. His "13 books" include WET Magazine, Wabi-Sabi, and How to Take a Japanese Bath.

"From initial inception to individual page layout, this book serves as an illuminating and personal look at the necessary steps of book production." -- Design Issues

 

 

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Contents

experimental
17
craftbuilding
46
postcommercial
92
selfreflective
120
APPENDIX
141
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Leonard Koren, who was trained as an artist and architect, writes books about design and aesthetics. Among his most popular books are WABI SABI: For Artists, Design, Poets & Philosophers and Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement.

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