Book Design

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Laurence King Publishing, 2006 - Book design - 256 pages
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A comprehensive and practical guide for students and experienced designers alike, this carefully structured text is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams. It takes the reader through every aspect of the subject, from the components that make up a book, to understanding how books are commissioned and created, to the intricacies of grid construction and choosing a typeface. The role of the designer is discussed, with advice on how to interpret a design brief, and guidance on type use, images and information graphics. The production process is also explained, with detailed information on reproduction, printing and binding.
 

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Contents

Past present and future
6
Creating a book
13
Approaching the design
23
The book designers palette
29
Format
30
Grids
42
Typographic palette
71
Type
86
Preproduction
172
Paper
191
Paper engineering
200
Printing
210
Binding
219
Additional material
228
Styling the text
240
Further reading
249

Editorial structure
101
Communicating through image
110
Layout
140
Covers and jackets
160
Manufacture
171

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About the author (2006)

Haslam is a joint winner of the Best Science Writing for Children Award from the American Institute of Physics, for the Make it Work! Science series. he has an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Art in Graphic Information Design. He is also a qualified teacher of Art, Design and Craft, and Design and Technology. He has taught children both elementary and middle school levels.

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