Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels

Author: Michael A. Chaney

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299251039

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 339

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Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese. These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a challenging and innovative collection that reveals the combined power of autobiography and the graphic novel.
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Author: William E. Ryan,Theodore E. Conover

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766820753

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 662

View: 4522

Learn what it takes to become a skilled graphic communicator! This edition of Graphic Communications Today is a staple for beginners as well as a smart, easy-to-use resource guaranteed to spur the creativity of aspiring designers, professional graphic artists, journalists and others. Written in a personal and engaging style, and loaded with examples of some of the finest graphic art in the world, the authors explain modern design principles and shows readers how to apply them to their own work. Extraordinarily complete coverage straddles a variety of media, including: magazines, newspapers, television and film, interactive multimedia, Web sites and more!
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Eine Einführung

Author: Julia Abel,Christian Klein

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476054438

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 1923

Diese Einführung liefert einen Überblick über die historisch-kulturellen, theoretischen und analytischen Dimensionen der Beschäftigung mit Comics und Graphic Novels und ist dabei gleichermaßen systematisch wie praxisbezogen ausgerichtet. So informieren ausgewiesene Experten in Einzelbeiträgen etwa über medientheoretische Aspekte, Fragen der besonderen Produktion, Distribution und Rezeption von Comics, über zentrale Genres und ihre Klassiker und stellen ein handhabbares Instrumentarium zur Comic-Analyse vor. Abgerundet wird der Band durch Ausführungen zu Web-Comics und zu Institutionen der Comic-Forschung, durch ein Glossar und kommentierte Hinweise zur Fachliteratur bei jedem Beitrag. Mit Beiträgen von Julia Abel, Jochen Ecke, Barbara Eder, Christian Endres, Lukas Etter, Ole Frahm, Björn Hammel, Urs Hangartner, Matthias Harbeck, Christian Klein, Andreas C. Knigge, Stephan Köhn, Stephan Packard, Andreas Platthaus, Monika Schmitz-Emans, Marie Schröer, Daniel Stein, Ralph Trommer, Antonius Weixler, Lukas Werner
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Theory and Research in Graphic Design

Author: Audrey Bennett,Andrea Bennett

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985862

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

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In an age of globalization and connectivity, the idea of "mainstream culture" has become quaint. Websites, magazines, books, and television have all honed in on ever-diversifying subcultures, hoping to carve out niche audiences that grow savvier and more narrowly sliced by the day. Consequently,the discipline of graphic design has undergone a sea change. Where visual communication was once informed by a designer's creative intuition, the proliferation of specialized audiences now calls for more research-based design processes. Designers who ignore research run the risk of becoming mere tools for communication rather than bold voices. Design Studies, a collection of 27 essays from an international cast of top design researchers, sets out to mend this schism between research and practice. The texts presented here make a strong argument for performing rigorous experimentation and analysis. Each author outlines methods in which research has aided their designwhether by investigating how senior citizensreact to design aesthetics, how hip hop culture can influence design, or how design for Third World nations is affected by cultural differences. Contributors also outline inspired ways in which design educators can teach research methods to their students. Finally, Design Studies is rounded out by five annotated bibliographies to further aid designers in their research. This comprehensive reader is the definitive reference for this new direction in graphic design, and an essential resource for both students and practitioners.
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A New History, Second Edition

Author: Stephen Eskilson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300172605

Category: Design

Page: 464

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This 2nd edition of the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Organized chronologically, the book illuminates the dynamic relationship between design and manufacturing, as well as the influence of technology, social change, and commercial forces on the course of design history. The layout of each chapter reflects the style of the period it describes, and more than 550 illustrations throughout the volume provide a visual record of over one hundred years of creative achievement in the field. This edition includes a new chapter on nineteenth-century design, and expanded sections on Swiss Style, Postmodernism, and contemporary design.
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Author: Andy Pressman,American Institute of Architects

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471700916

Category: Architecture

Page: 1080

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Since 1932, the ten editions of Architectural Graphic Standards have been referred to as the "architect's bible." From site excavation to structures to roofs, this book is the first place to look when an architect is confronted with a question about building design. With more than 8,000 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, this book provides an easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals. To celebrate seventy-five years as the cornerstone of an industry, this commemorative Eleventh Edition is the most thorough and significant revision of Architectural Graphic Standards in a generation. Substantially revised to be even more relevant to today's design professionals, it features: An entirely new, innovative look and design created by Bruce Mau Design that includes a modern page layout, bold second color, and new typeface Better organized-- a completely new organization structure applies the UniFormat(r) classification system which organizes content by function rather than product or material Expanded and updated coverage of inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies Environmentally-sensitive and sustainable design is presented and woven throughout including green materials, LEEDS standards, and recyclability A bold, contemporary new package--as impressive closed as it is open, the Eleventh Edition features a beveled metal plate set in a sleek, black cloth cover Ribbon Markers included as a convenient and helpful way to mark favorite and well used spots in the book All New material Thoroughly reviewed and edited by hundreds of building science experts and experienced architects, all new details and content including: new structural technologies, building systems, and materials emphasis on sustainable construction, green materials, LEED standards, and recyclability expanded and updated coverage on inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies computing technologies including Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD/CAM new information on regional and international variations accessibility requirements keyed throughout the text new standards for conducting, disseminating, and applying architectural research New and improved details With some 8,500 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, Architectural Graphic Standards continues to be the industry's leading, easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals.
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Author: Malcolm Barnard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136477292

Category: Design

Page: 208

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What is the point of graphic design? Is it advertising or is it art? What purpose does it serve in our society and culture? Malcolm Barnard explores how meaning and identity are at the core of every graphic design project and argues that the role and function of graphic design is, and always has been, communication. Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches including those of Derrida, Saussure, Foucault, and Barthes, and taking examples from advertising, magazines, illustration, website design, comics, greetings cards and packaging, Graphic Design as Communication looks at how graphic design contributes to the formation of social and cultural identities. Malcolm Barnard discusses the ways in which racial/ethnic groups, age groups and gender groups are represented in graphic design, as well as how images and texts communicate with different cultural groups. He also explores how graphic design relates to both European and American modernism, and its relevance to postmodernism and globalisation in the twenty-first century and asks why, when graphic design is such an integral part of our society and culture, it is not acknowledged and understood in the same way that art is.
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Eine Business-Graphic-Novel

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt,Dwight Jon Zimmerman

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593509067

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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Der Wirtschaftsklassiker als Graphic Novel Prozessoptimierung anschaulich wie nie: Dem Manager Alex Rogo wird von der Unternehmensleitung ein Ultimatum gestellt. Entweder es gelingt ihm, seine Fabrikanlage innerhalb von drei Monaten deutlich profitabler zu machen, oder sie wird geschlossen und Hunderte von Mitarbeitern verlieren ihre Jobs. Ein zufälliges Wiedersehen mit seinem ehemaligen Professor hilft ihm dabei, umzudenken und neue Lösungswege zu suchen. Für Rogo beginnt ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit - und für die Leser eine ebenso spannende wie unterhaltsame Geschichte. Die Schlüsselelemente der von Eliyahu Goldratt entwickelten Theorie der Prozessoptimierung (Theory of Constraints) sind in dieser Graphic Novel einzigartig visuell erzählt! "Das Ziel" ist eines der erfolgreichsten Wirtschaftsbücher aller Zeiten.
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Author: Gavin Ambrose,Paul Harris

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940373434

Category: Art

Page: 288

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris is a straight talking guide to the numerous terms used within the realms of art and design. Over 250 terms are explained and contextualised. It is suitable for those studying and those simply interested in art and design.
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Author: Adrian Shaughnessy

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694100

Category: Commercial art

Page: 160

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This guidebook addresses the concerns of young designers who want to earn a living by doing expressive and meaningful work, but want to avoid becoming a hired drone working on soulless projects. It offers straight-talking advice on how to establish your design career and practical suggestions for running a successful business.
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An Illustrated Handbook for Understanding Fundamental Design Principles

Author: Richard Poulin

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592538258

Category: Design

Page: 288

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'The Language of Graphic Design' provides graphic design students and practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental elements and principles of their language, what they are, why they are important and how to use them effectively.
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A Guide to Type, Image, Symbol, and Visual Storytelling in the Modern World

Author: Richard Poulin

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592537790

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 6531

This innovative volume is the first to provide the design student, practitioner, and educator with an invaluable comprehensive reference of visual and narrative material that illustrates and evaluates the unique and important history surrounding graphic design and architecture. Graphic Design and Architecture, A 20th Century History closely examines the relationship between typography, image, symbolism, and the built environment by exploring principal themes, major technological developments, important manufacturers, and pioneering designers over the last 100 years. It is a complete resource that belongs on every designer’s bookshelf.
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The Wars, Massacres and Troubles of Tortorel and Perrissin

Author: Philip Benedict

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782600004404

Category: History

Page: 421

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The suite of forty prints published in Geneva in 1570 depicting the wars, massacres and troubles of the French Wars of Religion may have been the first picture history made in woodcuts or etchings that promised a geenral public a true view of great events of the recent past. This richly illustrated study reconstructs the gradual elaboration of this experimental work, situating it within the previously untold story of the use of the graphic arts to report the news in the fist centuries of European printmaking. Successive chapters explore the pictorial traditions that inspired the printmakers, examine how they gathered their information, assess the reliability of the scenes, and analyze the historical vision informing the series. Part 2 reproduces the full suite with commentary in double page fold-outs. Through the study of a single print series, lost chapters in the history of jorunalism, of the graphic arts, and of Protestant historical consciousness re-emerge.
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Applied History and Aesthetics

Author: Jon Krasner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113613381X

Category: Art

Page: 432

View: 9495

Enrich your motion graphic design work with this substantial investigation of aesthetic principles and their application to motion graphics. Historical reference provides context; design principles serve as building blocks; and an examination of method and technique inspire innovations in your own work. Bring your work to the next level with a command of concepts that include: the language of traditional graphic design and how it can be combined with the dynamic visual language of cinema; pictorial design considerations including the relationships between images and type, hierarchy, form and composition; and, how motion is orchestrated and sequenced to enhance artistic expression and conceptual impact.
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Author: Janine Barchas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521819084

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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The uniformity of graphic design in contemporary paperback and critical editions of the eighteenth-century novel no longer conveys the visual appeal of early editions. Janine Barchas explains how the novel's material embodiment as printed book rivalled its narrative content in diversity and creativity in the first half of the eighteenth century. Prose writers such as Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, and Henry and Sarah Fielding experimented with the novel's physical appearance from the beginning of its emergence in Britain.
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The Origins and Growth of an International Style, 1920-1965

Author: Richard Hollis

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300106763

Category: Design

Page: 271

View: 8791

Originally published: London: Laurence King Pub., 2006.
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A History of Graphic Narratives

Author: Robert S. Petersen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313363306

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 274

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This text examines comics, graphic novels, and manga with a broad, international scope that reveals their conceptual origins in antiquity. * Includes numerous illustrations of British satirical prints, Japanese woodblock prints, and the art of prominent illustrators * Includes a chapter on the latest developments in digital comics
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Author: Paul Laseau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471352921

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

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The essential design companion-now in an up-to-date new edition For architects, drawing is more than a convenient way to communicate ideas; it is an integral part of the creative process that has a profound impact on thinking and problem-solving. In Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers, Third Edition, Paul Laseau demonstrates that more versatile and facile sketching leads to more flexible, creative approaches to design challenges. To encourage this flexibility and stimulate graphic thinking, he introduces numerous graphic techniques that can be applied in a variety of situations. He also helps readers acquire a solid grasp of basic freehand drawing, representational drawing construction, graphic note-taking, and diagramming. Important features of this new edition include: * Easy-to-understand discussions supported by freehand illustrations * A new format with superior representation of techniques and concepts * Dozens of new and updated illustrations * Extensive coverage of new technologies related to the graphic thinking process For architects and students who want to maximize their creativity, Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers is a valuable tool in the pursuit of architectural solutions to contemporary design problems.
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