The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

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AVA Publishing, 2006 - Art - 288 pages
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Abstract. Zeitgeist. Bauhaus. Pluralism. The Visual Dictionary is just the book for anyone who's ever been a bit hazy about the meaning of the many terms used in art and design. Each term is explained visually and put in context, providing the reader with a clear understanding of the often mystifying language of these specialized fields. To help the reader understand and remember the meanings, each entry uses a different typeface (a history of the fonts is in the back of the book) and includes a picture in an appropriate illustration techniques. Eclectic, useful, and entertaining, The Visual Dictionary takes the complex and makes it simple.
 

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Contents

The Dictionary
17
A
18
B
34
C
48
D
71
E
88
F
97
G
113
N
171
O
174
P
179
Q
202
R
203
S
218
T
246
V
263

H
125
I
132
J
142
K
143
L
146
M
156
W
267
X
269
Z
270
The Details
273
BACK COVER
289
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Gavin Ambrose is a practising graphic designer whose client base includes the arts sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed several books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Paul Harris studied at the London College of Communication and has gone on to become a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including style bible Dazed & Confused.

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