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What Is Graphic Design? (Essential Design Handbooks) Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Sep 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rotovision (1 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940361878
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940361878
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 2.1 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 310,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Quentin Newark is a co-founder of the Atelier Works design group. He writes regularly for design publications, including Design Week, Creative Review, and Print. He has also lectured on design and has judged design awards. He lives in London, UK.


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Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent handbook that attempts to cover every aspect of Graphic Design. The chapters are short and managble, with a wide range of visuals that are excellent for research.
This book has been very useful and helped inspire many of my ideas. It is a great size (220mm x 180mm) which is an ideal reference book to transport to and from Uni or college.
I would reccommend this book to anyone who is aiming to persue a career in Graphic design, but seeks guidance deciding which specific area to specialise in.
This book is an ESSENTIAL item for any serious graphic designer!
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Format: Hardcover
This is visually very pleasing, but the content is disapointing. I'm happy with the high quality images but what i did not find was a straightforward discussion of design. The text is unnecessarily stylized. For example, a pencil is described as: "the traditional instrument of rapid transfer of thought to a surface". Also, as i read, i often found myself thinking "what is this section supposed to be about?" because the way the chapters are organized sometimes leaves you guessing as to what you re supposed to be reading about. On the up side it did get me thinking about some ideas that were new to me as a non-designer.
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Format: Paperback
First it gives you a brief history of graphic design, then a somewhat theoretical part of the book which I don't find too useful as it covers the basic ideas of graphic design.
The last part is where it really shines in my opinion, it shows a bunch of design studios and covers their approach to design in detail followed with great examples.
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the product arrive quickly and was packaged well. The book is in really good condition.
The book itself is a very interesting read with lots of great inspiration, and its a good contextual resource.
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