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xvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction (Ruth Dalton & Christoph Holscher), Part I: The Process of Design, 1. Diamonds and Sponge (Albena Yaneva), 2. Just How Public Is the Seattle Central Library? Publicity, Posturing, and Politics in Public Design (Shannon Mattern), 3. OMA's Conception of the Users of Seattle Central Library (Ruth Dalton), Part II: The Building as Artefact, 4. One-way Street (Kim Dovey), 5. A Phenomenological and Hermeneutic Reading of Rem Koolhaas's Seattle Central Library: Buildings as Lifeworlds and Architectural Texts (David Seamon), 6. The Feel of Space: Social and Phenomenal Staging in the Seattle Central Library (Julie Zook and Sonit Bafna), 7. Seattle Central Library as Place: Reconceptualising Space, Community and Information at the Central Library (Karen Fisher, Matthew Saxton, Phillip Edwards and Jens-Erik Mai), Part III: The Library and its Users, 8.Emotional Responses to Locations in the Seattle Central Library (Saskia Kuliga), 9. Why People get Lost in the Seattle Central Library (Amy Shelton, Steven Marchette, Christoph Holscher, Ben Nelligan, Tim Shipley and Laura Carlson), 10. Using Social Media to Gather Users' Feedback of the Seattle Central Library (Ruth Dalton & Saskia Kuliga), 11. Discovering Serendip: Eye Tracking Experiments in the Seattle Central Library as the Beginning of a Research Adventure (Clemens Plank and Fiona Zisch), Epilogue : Drawing together the Multiple Perspectives of the Seattle Central Library (Wilfried Wang).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472471147 20170206
This book evaluates how we perceive buildings in different ways depending upon our academic and professional background. With reference to the Seattle Central Library, it illustrates a range of different methods available through its application. By seeing such a variety of different methods applied to one setting, it allows the opportunity for researchers to understand how tools can highlight various aspects of a building and how those different methods can augment, or complement each other. Unique to this book are contributions from internationally renowned academics from fields including architecture, ethnography, architectural criticism, phenomenology, sociology, environmental psychology and cognitive science, all of which are united by a single, real-world application, the Seattle Central Library. This book will be of interest to architects and students of architecture as well as disciplines such as ethnography, sociology, environmental psychology, and cognitive science that have an interest in applying research methods to the built environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472471147 20170206
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

2. Typography [2017]

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200 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
  • A Brief History of Type
  • Looking at Type
  • Type Classification
  • Choosing Type
  • Setting Type
  • Type Generation
  • Type Realization.
"Typography is the means by which a written idea is given a visual form. Effective use of typography can produce a neutral effect or rouse the passions, symbolise artistic, political or philosophical movements, or express the personality of a person or organization. This book aims to impart a comprehensive understanding of typography, to explore its history, theory and practice. Aimed at both students and practising designers, it provides a thorough examination of how typography informs other aspects of creative design"-- Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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456 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
The Society of Publication Designers' (SPD) annual competition seeks the very best in editorial design work. Judged by a worldwide panel of top designers, the 50th edition of Rockport's best-selling SPD annuals celebrates the journalists, editorial directors, photographers, and other talented individuals who brought events of the year 2015 to our doorsteps and computer screens. Stunning full-page layouts present everything from products to people, and objects to events, in ways that make each palpable and unforgettable. You'll find featured work published in a wide range of mediums and created by journalistic, design, and publishing talent from around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781631591112 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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373 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
The catalog of the Aldo Manutiu exhibition, 500 years after his death, is a tribute to the most famous printer in the history of publishing. It tells how the book changed the world and how and why this change happened in Venice, cosmopolitan city and gateway between East and West. But it is mainly a journey through the world of culture and the arts in Venice between the end of the fifteenth century and the start of the sixteenth, in a crucial period featuring major figures like the painters Bellini, Carpaccio, and the young Giorgione (with the debut of his pupil Titian), illustrious visiting foreign artists like Albrecht Durer, and intellectuals of European fame such as Erasmus of Rotterdam.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788831723800 20160823
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
423 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
  • Received, printed, impressed : twenty-five years of Flatbed Press / Susan Tallman --Additional Prints
  • Chronology, 1989-2014.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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224 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
This book is an investigation into the design and history of British magazines over the past 170 years. It identifies turning points and new directions in one of the most sensitive barometers of mass-market design taste, from the advent of two periodicals - Punch and the Illustrated London News - that changed publishing fundamentally, through to the beginnings of digital distribution. A magazine flourishes or folds according to its audience's response to its look and feel - sometimes more so than its written content - and this study of a developing history encompasses discussion of graphic design, typography, photography and innovative print technology. It explores why magazines have looked how they do. Published with full access to the National Art Library's unparalleled archive of periodicals, British Magazine Design is a definitive history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851777860 20170313
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why is Helvetica used for airport signs - and who designed Arial? What exactly is hand lettering? Which fonts tend to work best for emails and what font is used on New York street signs? Let's Talk Type answers all of these questions and more in one easy-to-use typography primer. With a clear and comprehensive 'What Is' or 'Why Use It' approach to the subject, it will help the reader to identify fonts with ease and to choose the perfect type treatment for their message, whether they are writing and designing for the web, print or personal correspondence. It also illuminates the interesting backstories behind famous fonts. For an essential companion for anyone who writes or designs - whether for business or at home - this fully-illustrated, authoritative resource saves readers the hassle of navigating badly informed, business-led web content, and provides a comprehensive design-conscious approach to the subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500292297 20170206
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

9. The magazine [2016]

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237 pages ; 21 cm.
The multiple platforms of the digital era have not diminished the role of the magazine for artists as an alternative medium and experimental space. Intrinsically collaborative, including readers' active engagement, the magazine is an inherently 'open' form which generates constantly evolving relationships. It was integral to the emergence of art criticism in the Enlightenment period and the development of artistic dialogues around notions of culture, politics and the public from the modern era avant-gardes to the present. This anthology contextualises the current condition and potential of the artist's magazine, surveying the art worlds it has by turns created and superseded. In addition to surveying case studies of transformational magazines from the early 1960s onwards, this collection includes a wide-ranging archive of key editorial statements, from eighteenth-century Weimar to twenty-first century Bangkok, Cape Town and Delhi.Artists surveyed include Can Altay, Ei Arakawa, Julieta Aranda, Tania Bruguera, Maurizio Cattelan, Eduardo Costa, Dexter Sinister, Rimma Gerlovina, Valeriy Gerlovin, Robert Heinecken, John Holmstrom, John Knight, Silvia Kolbowski, Lee Lozano, Josephine Meckseper, Clemente Padin, Raymond Pettibon, Adrian Piper, Seth Price, Raqs Media Collective, Riot Grrrl, Martha Rosler, Sanaa Seif, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Scott Treleaven, Triple Canopy and Anton Vidokle. Writers include Saul Anton, Stuart Brand, Jack Burnham, Johanna Burton, Thomas Crow, Edit DeAk, Kenneth Goldsmith, Jurgen Habermas, Martina Koppel-Yang, Antje Krause-Wahl, Lucy Lippard, Caolan Madden, Valentina Parisi, Howardena Pindell, Georg Schollhammer, Nancy Spector, Sally Stein, Reiko Tomii, Jud Yalkut and Vivian Ziherl.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780854882434 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 680 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 29 cm
  • VI Preface VIII Preface to the First Edition IX Acknowledgments 1 Part I The Prologue to Graphic Design The visual message from prehistory through the medieval era 1 The Invention of Writing 5 2 Alphabets 21 3 The Asian Contribution 35 4 Illuminated Manuscripts 49 Part II A Graphic Renaissance The origins of European typography and design for printing 69 5 Printing Comes to Europe 73 6 The German Illustrated Book 85 7 Renaissance Graphic Design 103 8 An Epoch of Typographic Genius 129 Part III The Bridge to the Twentieth Century The Industrial Revolution: The impact of industrial technology upon visual communications 147 9 Graphic Design and the Industrial Revolution 151 10 The Arts and Crafts Movement and Its Heritage 187 11 Art Nouveau 209 12 The Genesis of Twentieth-Century Design 245 Part IV The Modernist Era Graphic design in the first half of the twentieth century 265 13 The Influence of Modern Art 269 14 Pictorial Modernism 291 15 A New Language of Form 316 16 The Bauhaus and the New Typography 345 17 The Modern Movement in America 371 Part V The Age of Information Graphic design in the global village 391 18 The International Typographic Style 397 19 The New York School 415 20 Corporate Identity and Visual Systems 439 21 The Conceptual Image 465 22 Postmodern Design 491 23 National Visions within a Global Dialogue 513 24 The Digital Revolution and Beyond 571 Epilogue 621 Bibliography 623 Image Credits 657 Index 663.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118772058 20170313
The bestselling graphic design reference, updated for the digital age Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design. Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide: * The latest key developments in web, multimedia, and interactive design * Expanded coverage of design in Asia and the Middle East * Emerging design trends and technologies * Timelines framed in a broader historical context to help you better understand the evolution of contemporary graphic design * Extensive ancillary materials including an instructor's manual, expanded image identification banks, flashcards, and quizzes You can't master a field without knowing the history. Meggs' History of Graphic Design presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. Learn the milestones, developments, and pioneers of the trade so that you can shape the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118772058 20170313
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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292 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Palatino is probably the most widely known and used of all Zapf faces. Trace its development, with all its infinite permutations, and often invisible refinements, through a long and fascinating history. Included is an eight page letterpress signature, printed in one color directly from handset foundry and Linotype hot metal.If you want background, it is all here, in encompassing detail: a fully illustrated account of Palatino and its extended family. But beyond that, the book is an argument, and a convincing one, that artists who create letters can, and should, be judged by the same standards and held in the same esteem as composers who write music and artists who paint on canvas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781567925722 20161024
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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207 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
  • Introduction 1 Typography measurements type type on-line special characters case study: Pentagram 2 Images image types file types working with images image manipulation case study: Bob Aufuldish 3 Color basic terminology color management color correction creative color color in print color on screen case study: Blok 4 Pre-press resolution scanning creative techniques artwork imposition proofing case study: Clormann Design 5 Production printing print processes on-press paper case study: NB Studio 6 Finishing special techniques laminates and varnishes folding and trimming binding case study: Anagrama Appendix standard sizes glossary Index Acknowledgements and credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472591319 20170213
From the basics such as working with typography through using images and working with color, exploring different pre-press techniques and the processes involved in bringing a product to press and with a resulting pleasing end product, the authors present everything that the reader needs to know in a straightforward and visually strong way. This new edition completely updates the information on the production process, highlighting new techniques and expanding its coverage on digital technologies. In addition, new interviews are included from design studios using creative or unique production techniques. Since students may eventually be working with international clients, the authors includes both metric and imperial measurements so that students will become familiar with the differences. Expanded coverage of environmental and sustainability issues, especially as they relate to paper choice and use of special processes/inks has also been added.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472591319 20170213
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

13. Script fonts [2010]

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496 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Fonts based on handwritten scripts are some of the bestselling typefaces of the font foundries. They bring personality and authenticity to graphic design - whether on business cards and flyers, or in packaging and advertising. Script Fonts is a visual encyclopedia of over 300 fonts that includes complete alphabets and numerals for each font and a piece of sample text that shows how each typeface works in the context of a paragraph. It is richly illustrated with over 100 examples of the typefaces as used in manuscripts, on posters, in advertising and other graphic design. The book includes elegant Italian and French cursive scripts, English script fonts, expressive marker fonts, brush and swash fonts, deko and freestyle fonts - all illustrated with historical and contemporary examples.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780677583 20170130
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
  • Vorwort / Gilles Éboli, Ulrich Johannes Schneider
  • Die Erfindung der Druckseite um 1500
  • Die Druckseite unter Beobachtung
  • Digitale Textdarstellung heute
  • Seitenformatierungen um 1500
  • Nachwirkungen der Handschriftenkultur
  • Textgattungen und Überlieferungswege
  • Gestaltung jenseits der normalen Druckseite
  • Die Druckseitengestaltung : der Vorrang des Buchstaben- und Zeilenverbunds
  • Rubrizierung oder die Kunst, vorsichtig zu gliedern
  • Initialen oder die Kunst, deutlich zu gliedern
  • Typenwechsel
  • Mehrstimmigkeit im Text
  • Im Buchstaben-und Zeilenverbund : Text fliesst
  • Die Absatzbildung : Modifikation des Buchstaben- und Zeilenverbunds
  • Absatzbildung
  • Überschriften
  • Das Absatzgefüge : der Textfluss wird getaktet
  • Die Strukturierung der Druckseite
  • Der weisse Raum
  • Bildergesteuerte Seitenstrukturierung
  • Die Seite identifizieren
  • Die Doppelseite
  • Handschrift auf der Druckseite
  • Handschriftliche Zusätze
  • Zeilenzwischenraum
  • "Textkünste"
  • Dynamik und Architektur der Druckseite
  • Satzspiegelungen
  • Zeilenverbund
  • Absätze
  • Überschriften
  • Bildersteuerung
  • Mehrstimmigkeit
  • Druckversuche
  • Textzeugen
  • Der frühe Buchdruck in Leipzig 1480-1530 / Thomas Fuchs
  • Seitengestaltung im Vergleich : Über einige Handschriften und Inkunabeln aus der Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon / Jérôme Sirdey
  • Die Handschrift vor Augen : Layouts des Manuskriptzeitalters als Vorbilder früher Drucke / Christoph Mackert
  • Wege und 'Holzwege' in der Medienlandschaft des 15. Jahrhunderts / Wolfgang Schmitz
  • Lesbarkeiten
  • Die Geburt des modernen Buches : ein neues Denksystem / Henri-Jean Martin
  • Bücher lesen über das Suchsystem Index / Helmut Zedelmaier
  • Die Druckseite als Text-Lese-Landschaft / Sabine Gross
  • Leitdifferenzen : Linie, Seite (um 1900); Seite, Blatt (um 2000) / Carlos Spoerhase
  • Künste
  • Vom Umbrechen in Zeiten des Umbruchs : Erkundung der Seite zwischen Analog und Digital / Annette Gilbert
  • "Die Seite des Buches ist die Autorität." : Friedrich Forssman im Gespräch mit Stephanie Jacobs
  • Die Verschwiegenheit der Schrift / Christian Driesen
  • Anhang
  • Literaturverzeichnis 1 : In diesem Katalog durch Abbildung vertretene Werke
  • Literaturverzeichnis 2 : Zitierte und benutzte gedruckte Schriften
  • Literaturverzeichnis 3 : Online-Ressourcen
  • Abbildungsnachweise
  • Glossar : Einige drucktechnische Begriffe
  • Zu den Autorinnen und Autoren
  • Danksagungen.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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417 pages ; 28 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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253 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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451 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Roaring Jackets: The finest German publishing 1919 1933 The years between the First and Second World Wars in Germany are famed for their cultural boom. With Berlin as its epicenter, the Weimar Republic was replete with ground-breaking literature, philosophy, and art. At the heart of thisintellectual and creative hubwere some of the mostoutstanding and forward-thinking book designs in history.Book Covers in the Weimar Republicassembles1,000 of the most striking examples from this golden age of publishing activity and innovation.Based on the remarkable collection of Jurgen Holstein and his rare collectibleBlickfang, it combines anunparalleled catalog of dust jackets and bindingswith Holstein s introduction to the leading figures and particular energy of the Weimar publishing age. Expert essays discuss the aesthetic and cultural context of theseprecious fourteen years, in which a freewheeling spirit would flourish, only to be trampled, burned, or driven out of the country with the rise of National Socialism.From children s books to novels in translation, bold designs for political literature to minimalist artist monographs, this is a dazzling line-up of typography, illustration, and graphic design at its most energetic and daring.Part reference compendium, part vintage visual feast for the eyes, this very particularcultural historyis at once a testament to an irretrievable period of promise and acelebration of the ambition, inventiveness, and beauty of the book. Text in English and German ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783836549806 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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314 pages ; 25 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

20. Drawn & Quarterly [2015]

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775 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Drawn and Quarterly: 25 Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels celebrates the storied transformation of the Montreal publisher whose veneration of the medium's best cartoonists has never wavered. In 1989, when the term graphic novel was not commonly heard in the comic shop or bookstore, Chris Oliveros created a comics magazine that took the industry by storm when early issues featured Peter Bagge, Julie Doucet, Carol Tyler, Jacques Tardi, and Seth. Armed with an unparalleled editorial aesthetic, design sense, and passion for its artists, D+Q gracefully grew from a one-man operation into a wildly influential boutique publisher. D+Q is renowned for an author-friendly ethos of high production standards, creative freedom and fair business practices, with a roster including Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Chester Brown, Daniel Clowes, Tove Jansson, Shigeru Mizuki, Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, and others from around the globe. Drawn and Quarterly: 25 Years is a celebration of the brilliant cartoonists whose talent and loyalty is the core of D+Q's success as a 21st-century independent publisher. The book digs into the archives and features comics, biographies, personal reminiscences, and photographs; new work by Michael DeForge, Guy Delisle, Miriam Katin, R. Sikoryak, Jillian Tamaki; essays by Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, Sheila Heti, Deb Olin Unferth; interviews by Jeet Heer and Sean Rogers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781770461994 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)