The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

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Bloomsbury Academic, Nov 1, 2006 - Design - 288 pages
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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 contextualised, 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.

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Contents

Absolute Relative Measurements
18
Abstract Expressionism
19
Accents
20
Additive Subtractive Primaries
21
Alignment
22
Ampersand
23
Analogy
24
Antique
25
Channels
51
Chroma
52
Clarendon
53
CMYK
54
Cognition
55
Collage
56
Colour
57
Colour Pall
58

Apex
26
Appropriation
27
Art Deco
28
Art Nouveau
29
Arts Crafts Movement
30
Ascender Descender
31
Asymmetry
32
Avant Garde
33
Baseline Baseline Shift
34
Bauhaus
35
Bellyband
36
Bible Paper
37
Binding
38
Bitmap
39
Blackletter
40
Bleed
41
Boldface
42
Book Detailing
43
Braces
44
Brand
45
Broadside
46
Buckram
47
Calligraphy
48
Calliper
49
Canadian Binding
50
Colour Systems
59
Colour Wheel
60
Colour Wheel Selections
61
Column
62
Concertina
63
Constructivism
64
Continuity
65
Counters
66
Crack Back
67
Creep
68
Cross Alignment
69
Cubism
70
Dada
71
Dagger
72
Deboss
73
Deckle Edge
74
Deconstruction
75
Denotation
76
Depth of Field
77
Die Cut
78
Dingbats
79
DIN
80
Rule of Thirds
217
Symbols
242
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About the author (2006)

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous books on graphic design, branding and packaging.

He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton.

Paul Harris is a journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London.

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