Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design: Understanding Form and Function / Edition 2

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design: Understanding Form and Function / Edition 2

by John Bowers
     
 

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design: Understanding Form and Function

An interdisciplinary approach to two-dimensional design—now revised and updated

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, Second Edition gives readers a revised and updated edition of the comprehensive foundation text. Using more than 175 illustrations,

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Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design: Understanding Form and Function

An interdisciplinary approach to two-dimensional design—now revised and updated

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, Second Edition gives readers a revised and updated edition of the comprehensive foundation text. Using more than 175 illustrations, this thoughtfully designed guide explores the timeless principles, contemporary issues, processes and methodologies, and historical touchstones involved in creating and disseminating two-dimensional visual messages. The book also investigates where fine art and design interconnect, featuring examples from experimental interactive media, installation, and public art.

This Second Edition features updated content throughout the book, including new case studies analyzing both individual and collaborative bodies of work. Timelines, interviews with established and emerging designers and fine artists, and constant visual examples provide a clear context for the discussion. Approaching design as a holistic, culture-shaping activity, Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, Second Edition offers a rich and inspirational learning experience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470163757
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
222,544
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1. Definitions, Sources, and Roles: Understanding Design as a Discipline.

Chapter 2. Research, Theory and Methods: Understanding and Shaping Response.

Chapter 3. Elements and Interactions: Definitions and Analysis.

Chapter 4. Color: Types, Interactions and Roles.

Chapter 5. Composition: Shaping Appearance and Understanding.

Chapter 6. Messages: Creating the Interpretation of Meaning.

Endnotes.

Bibliography.

Image Credits.

Index.

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