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A market-leading text, GRAPHIC DESIGN BASICS continues to showcase some of the best work from all areas of design. The text combines history, current technology, and design principles to give a rich, well-rounded view of this ever-evolving field. Programs without a design history class will benefit from the emphasis on visuals from the history of design, while more comprehensive programs will be pleased to find information relevant to current studio practice. This edition brings new and up-to-date information about computer graphics, including a guide to generating successful files for electronic pre-press.
Graphic Design Basics combines design principles, history, and current technology to present students a comprehensive introduction to the field of graphic design. Keeping pace with rapid changes in the field of design, while maintaining a consistently high academic quality, the text emphasizes design structure and visual perception with a wide range of visuals from throughout design history, as well as the latest contemporary illustrations and electronic designs. Each chapter provides assignments with student sample solutions, as well as critique sections to help students apply the concepts and assess their work. This market leader's interwoven combination of concept, history, and practice is rarely found in other Graphic Design texts.
1. Applying the Art of Design. 2. Graphic Design History. 3. Perception. 4. Toward a Dynamic Balance. 5. "Good" Gestalt. 6. Using Text Type. 7. Layout. 8. Illustration and Photography in Design. 9. Advertising Design. 10. The Dynamics of Color. 11. Production: The Tools and Process. 12. Web Design.