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Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties
Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties
by Patricia Bayer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.96

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent enough Art Deco Architecture guide, 19 Nov 2009
A decent stab at explaining and informing on the ideas and stories behind some nice examples of art deco architecture. I found it a little wordy and it could do with some more vibrant pictures (i.e. in colour) a decent stab at the subject and a good coffee table tome.

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
by Scott McCloud
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.79

5.0 out of 5 stars A storytelling masterclass, 11 Nov 2009
This cracking little book is a masterclass in how to use visual techniques to tell compelling stories. I don't see this as a book about comics at all, rather than an informative and complete workout of how to talk without saying anything, how to make the best of the medium you work in, and how to show pace, direction and above all keep viewer/user interest. The story is told in classic comic book style, but don't let the lack of supposed gravitas of the medium fool you, this book packs a pretty punch.

I would recommend this book to go on the list of all aspiring visual artists, creators and designers. I'd equally recommend it to film directors, marketeers and even the odd (good) planner.

Buy the book, watch and learn, get better at what you do.

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