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Understanding Hypermedia 2.0: Multimedia Origins, Internet Futures [Hardcover]

Bob Cotton , Richard Oliver
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Book Description

26 Sep 1997
Understanding Hypermedia, first published in 1993, firmly established itself in the design and media community as the definitive introduction to this exciting new communications medium. Understanding Hypermedia 2.0 completely revises the original edition, bringing the story of hypermedia bang up to date with full coverage of the Internet and other new developments.

The book examines all of the digital media, from Web sites and CD-ROMs to satellite communications. A history of hypermedia and its key players is followed by a survey of the controversial issues that surround it and an overview of the elements that can make up a hypermedia product, including sound, video, animation and hypertext. An extensive gallery of applications shows how the medium is now being used to inform, entertain, sell to and communicate with users worldwide. Practical information on design and production is also included, together with an extensive glossary of technical terms and a comprehensive bibliography. The book concludes with a look towards the digital future in the new millennium.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (26 Sep 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714836575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714836577
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 25 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,018,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A beautiful book whose words thankfully keep pace with its flowing kinetic images. An excellent introduction, perfect for students or anyone who wants to keep pace with a fast moving cultural field.' (Guardian)

'The definitive non-technical introduction to the subject.' (Art Book Review Quarterly)

About the Author

Bob Cotton and Richard Oliver are independent media consultants. They are the authors of Understanding Hypermedia (also published by Phaidon).

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This book is a fantastic look at the designs of today and tomorrow. I really highly recommend buying this book if you are interested in graphic design, web design. It's full of amazing graphics, interetsing articles and so much more.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Well presented, but basic 1 Aug 2000
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This glossy publication, while very colourful, does not come up to the standard of so many modern design books adopting the same style to warrant the amount of space dedicated to the pictorials. Page after page of over-designed layout with gratuitous imagery take you through a guide which fails to develop in any meaningful way from the first few 'introductory' sections. I would only recommend this publication to people who are completely new to the field and have had no or very little contact with the internet and new media but are keen to get a basic history and feel for the area.
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