Book Design

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From award-winning writer and designer Andrew Haslam comes the final word on book design. This authoritative text guides readers through establishing formats, constructing grids, choosing typefaces, designing a jacket, and, finally, preparing materials for the printer, with more than 300 illustrations to demonstrate every aspect of the process. Interviews with professional book designers provide valuable insight, and an extensive glossary of ...
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Overview

From award-winning writer and designer Andrew Haslam comes the final word on book design. This authoritative text guides readers through establishing formats, constructing grids, choosing typefaces, designing a jacket, and, finally, preparing materials for the printer, with more than 300 illustrations to demonstrate every aspect of the process. Interviews with professional book designers provide valuable insight, and an extensive glossary of editorial, design, and production terms make a handy reference for the burgeoning new designer.

Book Design is one of three titles this spring from Abrams Studio, our new imprint dedicated to providing artists and designers with innovative, affordable books to help them improve their skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810992207
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Abrams Studio Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 551,750
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents


What is a book?
Past, present, and future     6
Creating a book     13
Approaching the design     23
The book designer's palette
Format     30
Grids     42
Typographic palette     71
Type     86
Type and image
Editorial structure     101
Communicating through image     110
Layout     140
Covers and jackets     160
Manufacture
Pre-production     172
Paper     191
Paper engineering     200
Printing     210
Binding     219
Additional material
Styling the text     240
Further reading     249
Glossary     251
Index     253
Picture credits, Acknowledgments     256
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