Author: Alan Livingston,Isabella Livingston
Twenty years in print, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers contains around 750 entries offering detailed information on every important graphic designer, movement, agency, practice and publication from 1840 up to the present day. The dictionary gives clear and accessible definitions, from technical minutiae of typography to computer-aided design and printing. Cross-references make navigating between entries simple. The endmatter contains a handy bibliography of key texts and recommended reading, as well as a timeline that puts the most influential individuals, developments and movements in chronological order. This third edition contains over 200 new, updated or expanded entries (as well as 45 new illustrations, 22 in colour) on the latest designers, terms and influences; content that ranges from Adobe InDesign to Manga, and from Chip Kidd to Marian Bantjes. Redesigned and re-typeset throughout, the book remains an indispensable reference tool to all students and practitioners of graphic design.
Author: Guy Julier
Publisher: World of Art
A comprehensive reference to all aspects of modern design traces the work of key international designers as well that the many significant changes that have influenced twentieth-century design, citing the impact of technological advances, new materials and techniques, and political and ideological movements. Original.
Author: John Edgar Park
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Many animators and designers would like to supplement their Maya learning with a less-technical, more helpful book. This self-study manual is both a general guide for understanding 3-D computer graphics and a specific guide for learning the fundamentals of Maya: workspace, modeling, animation, shading, lighting, and rendering. Understanding 3-D Animation Using Maya covers these fundamentals in each chapter so that readers gain increasingly detailed knowledge. After an initial 'concepts' section launches each chapter, hands-on tutorials are provided, as well as a chapter project that progressively adds newly learned material and culminates in the final animated short. This is the first book on Maya that teaches the subject using a sensible, proven methodology for both novices and intermediate users. Topics and features: - Proven method that emphasizes preliminaries to every chapter - Integrates the "why" concepts of 3-D simultaneously with the "how-to" techniques - Skills reinforced with tutorials and chapter projects - Real-world experience distilled into helpful hints and step-by-step guides for common tasks
Author: Edward Lucie-Smith
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
What exactly is Neo-Expressionism? The part of a city known as the acropolis? Or the painting technique called gouache? In this authoritative and concise dictionary, more than 2000 entries and 375 illustrations embrace the vast vocabulary of painting and sculpture, architecture and photography, the decorative, applied and graphic arts. The geographical spread is global; the chronological range takes in both Helladic art from Bronze Age Greece and holography, one of the newest means of expression provided by modern technology. 375 illus.
Author: Nathalie Herschdorfer
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Here is a comprehensive, accessible and authoritative illustrated reference to the history, art and science of photography. In one single, elegant volume, it features over 300 iconic photographs and contains more than 1,200 concise yet fully detailed entries on all aspects of the subject. Though much information can today be found online, locating it takes time and sources can have questionable provenance and uncertain academic credentials. All previous dictionaries of photography are now outdated, as well, focusing either on the famous and influential practitioners of the genre or presented as mere glossaries of technical terms. This landmark publication, newly available in paperback, is the culmination of ten years of development and research. Working with an international expert panel of 150 consultants and 79 researchers, Nathalie Herschdorfer has triumphed in creating the first source of information for all scholars, practitioners and collectors of photography to turn to in the future.
Author: Thomas Girst
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
“Girst elegantly unravels the skeins of Duchamp’s thinking. . . . An essential compendium for puzzling out an essential artist.” —Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation Among the most influential artists of the last hundred years, Marcel Duchamp holds great allure for many contemporary artists worldwide and is largely considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern art. Despite this popularity, books on Duchamp are often hyper-theoretical, rarely presenting the artist in an accessible way. This new book explores the artist’s life and work through short, alphabetical dictionary entries that introduce his legacy in a clear and engaging way. From alchemy and anatomy to Warhol and windows, The Duchamp Dictionary offers a pithy and readable text that draws on in-depth scholarship and the very latest research. Thomas Girst includes close to 200 entries on the most interesting and important artworks, relationships, people, and ideas in Duchamp’s life—from The Bicycle Wheel and Fountain to Walter and Louise Arensberg, Peggy Guggenheim, Katherine Dreier, and Arturo Schwarz. Delightful, newly commissioned illustrations introduce each letter of the alphabet and accompany select entries, capturing the irreverent spirit of the artist himself.
Author: John F. Pile
If you don't know the difference between art deco and art nouveau, or wonder if the popular, accident-prone zeppelins had any impact on modern design, the Dictionary of 20th-Century Design by John Pile can come to your rescue. Written by a leading authority, this book is the definitive single-volume reference to all aspects of the field, including industrial and interior design, furniture, tableware, glass, silver, and graphic design, as well as related subjects such as architecture, fashion, and crafts.With more than 1,000 A-to-Z entries, the Dictionary of 20th-Century Design covers a wide range of subjects. The scope and depth of this book involves every aspect of the history and current status of 20th-century design worldwide, including: prominent designers, architects, and artists, such as Alvar Aalto, Gilbert Rohde, Robert Venturi, Christian Dior, and Paul Klee styles such as Beaux-Arts, Mission, and Post-Modern design terms, such as Balance, Streamlining, and Visual Perception manufacturers and firms, such as Knoll, Mercedes-Benz, and Braun famous objects and products, such as the Wassily chair, the Leica camera, and the Thunderbird and much, much more
Author: Scott Minick,Jiao Ping
An astonishing collection of graphics, uncovered from long- forgotten sources, mostly in China itself.
Author: Toby Wilkinson
From Abgig to Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham, this book will appeal to tourists, museum visitors, armchair travelers, and scholars. All the major archaeological sites of Egypt and Sudan are described in this guide.
Design, Furniture, Graphics, Architecture, Interiors
Author: Judith Gura
A comprehensive and authoritative publication on one of the most popular periods of international design, including architecture, furniture, ceramics, applied arts, graphics, and textiles
The Printer as Designer and Craftsman 1700-1914
Author: David Jury
Presents a comprehensive history of graphic design and printing, from 1700 to 1914.
Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future
Author: Thames & Hudson
Celebrates sixty innovators in art, design, fashion, and the creative arts, and describes how each artist helps redefine aesthetics and popular visual culture.
Author: Bob Bates
Describes how a computer game is designed and developed and includes interviews with twelve top game designers.
Author: Steven Heller,Mirko Ilić
Traces a century's worth of design history through the examples of one hundred of the industry's most influential designs and designers, in a lavishly illustrated account that offers insight into the inspirations that contributed to the works of such artists as Toulouse-Lautrec, Milton Glaser, and Art Chantry. Original.
Graphic Story Telling
Author: Noma Bar,Michael Bierut
A career retrospective of one of the world's most inventive contemporary illustrators, curated by the artist
Author: William Packer,David Hockney
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Text and illustrations trace the development of the drawing of fashion in Vogue magazine from 1924 to the present
Author: Marnie Fogg
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
A directory of 20th and 21st century developments in fashion, featuring 132 designers, their design showcases and the evolution of their brand. Also includes a fabric swatch directory of designers' prints.
Author: Michael Bierut
A monograph, manual and manifesto by one of the world's leading graphic designers. Protégé of design legend Massimo Vignelli and partner in the New York office of the international design firm Pentagram, Michael Bierut has had one of the most varied careers of any living graphic designer. The 35 projects Bierut presents in this book illustrate the breadth of activity that graphic design encompasses today, his goal being to demonstrate not a single ideology, but the enthusiastically eclectic approach that has been a hallmark of his career. Each project is told in Bierut's own entertaining voice and shown through historic images, preliminary drawings (including full-size reproductions of the notebooks he has maintained for over 30 years), working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work. Along the way, he provides insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the struggles that any design professional faces in bringing innovative ideas to the world. Inspiring, informative and authoritative, How to...is set to be the bible of graphic design ideas.
Author: Ian Chilvers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Alphabetical entries list key names, places, and styles in Western art from ancient Greece to the present day.