Wayshowing: A Guide to Environmental Signage / Edition 1

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Overview

Riffing on the techie term wayfinding, which designers and manufacturers use when talking about the function of signs and signage systems as they are used by the viewer, this book by acclaimed graphic designer and author Per Mollerup seeks to find a more precise visual language for what sign designers actually do, which is to show the way. Unfortunately, as Mollerup points out, many designers never master the art of wayshowing themselves. For wayshowing relates to wayfinding as writing relates to reading and as talking relates to hearing: The purpose of wayshowing is to facilitate wayfinding. In this accessible but invigorating investigation, Mollerup examines international sign systems and architectural landmarks in detail with his trademark candor and good humor. His analysis is at once pithy, scholarly, and historical.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783037780558
  • Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 13.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Principles
1 Doing without 13
2 Wayfinding and wayshowing 25
3 Practical theory 75
4 Sign functions 103
5 Names and numbers 119
6 Sign contents 127
7 Sign form 159
8 Mise en scene 177
9 Signage for the visually impaired 193
10 Planning 207
11 Interlude : minimalism vs redundancy 224
Practices
12 Cases in point 227
13 Hospitals 229
14 Airports 247
15 Rails 263
16 Museums 273
17 Cities 303
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