The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

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AVA Publishing, 2006 - Art - 288 pages
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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About the author (2006)

Gavin Ambrose is a practising graphic designer. His current commercial practice includes clients from the arts sector, publishers and advertising agencies. Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic.

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