Graphic Design

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The creative impulse is an ancient and enduring feature of human expression. Art serves many purposes: to beautify, record, reflect, enlighten, and celebrate our existence. Eye on Art examines the rich and varied world of art. Major art movements, the artists who fueled them, and the works they created are all discussed in this series. Also covered are the essential tools of artists as well as efforts to preserve and restore artwork for future generations. All volumes in this series are beautifully illustrated ...

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Overview

The creative impulse is an ancient and enduring feature of human expression. Art serves many purposes: to beautify, record, reflect, enlighten, and celebrate our existence. Eye on Art examines the rich and varied world of art. Major art movements, the artists who fueled them, and the works they created are all discussed in this series. Also covered are the essential tools of artists as well as efforts to preserve and restore artwork for future generations. All volumes in this series are beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs and diagrams. Riveting narrative, informative sidebars, fully documented quotations, a bibliography, and thorough index all provide excellent starting points for research and discussion.

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VOYA - Jane Van Wiemokly
This series deals with different aspects of art and how they relate to society, in this case an art form and an artist. Graphic Design covers the history of this art form from the first symbols or images, sometimes called pictographs or pictograms, to the present-day use of electronics. Graphic design is meant to be an art that communicates ideas using graphics and sometimes words. It is demonstrated in many different types of art: book cover illustrations, posters, magazines, consumer products, album covers, computer Web sites, and more. A successful example is the famous World War I military recruiting poster of Uncle Sam pointing out with the words "I Want You for U.S. Army." The book has informative sidebars of related facts and many photographs of the art. For readers whose appetites are whetted, a very short list of further reading and Web sites is included. Although covering just the tip of the iceberg, more sources can be gleaned from the many source notes for each chapter. Kallen includes so much information that readers are bound to learn many interesting facts about art, and history as well. Reviewer: Jane Van Wiemokly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420500448
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/26/2009
  • Series: Eye on Art Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction: Communicating a Message 8

Chapter 1 Everyday Art 11

Chapter 2 Book Arts 28

Chapter 3 The Art of the Poster 46

Chapter 4 Designing for the Masses 66

Chapter 5 A New Age of Design 82

Notes 98

Glossary 101

For Further Reading 102

Index 104

Picture Credits 111

About the Author 112

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