On Book Design

On Book Design Author Richard Hendel
ISBN-10 0300075707
Year 1998
Pages 210
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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How is a book designed? What do book designers think about as they turn mansucripts into printed books? In this volume the book designer Richard Hendel and other book designers discuss their approaches and working methods. They consider the problems posed by a wide range of projects - selection of book's size and shape, choice of typeface for text and display, arrangement of type on the page, and determination of typographic details for all parts of the book within manufacturing and buget limitations. As omnipresent as books are, few readers are aware of the invisible craft of book designing. The task of a book designer faces is different from that faced by other designers. The challenge, says Hendel isn't to create something different or pretty or clever but to discover how best to serve the author's words. Hendel does not epouse a single philosophy of design or a set of instructions; he shows that there are many ways to design a book. In detailed descriptions of the creative process, Hendel and the eight other designers show how they achieve the most effective visual presentation of words, offering many examples to illustrate their choices.

Book Design

Book Design Author Andrew Haslam
ISBN-10 1856694739
Year 2006
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Laurence King Publishing
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A comprehensive and practical guide for students and experienced designers alike, this carefully structured text is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams. Featuring examples from various kinds of book, it takes the reader through every aspect of the subject. In addition, there is information on styling the text, an extensive glossary defining editorial, design and production terms, and a further reading list.

Book Design and Production

Book Design and Production Author Pete Masterson
ISBN-10 9780966981902
Year 2005
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Aeonix Publishing Group
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In an industry burdened by complex technical issues, confusing practices, and a huge learning curve, Book Design and Production makes it easy. This is a one-stop resource to help authors and publishers find clear explanations of every facet of making a book a reality. Lucid descriptions cover editing, parts of a book, typefaces, design, layout, choosing a designer, selecting a printer, and more. This is the reference that every author/publisher needs.

Aspects of Contemporary Book Design

Aspects of Contemporary Book Design Author Richard Hendel
ISBN-10 9781609381752
Year 2013-06-15
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher University of Iowa Press
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In this manifestly practical book, Richard Hendel has invited book and journal designers he admires to describe how they approach and practice the craft of book design. Designers with interesting and varied careers in the field, who work with contemporary technology in today’s publishing environment, describe their methods of managing the challenges presented by specific types of books, presented side by side with numerous images from those books. Not an instruction manual but a unique, on-the-job, title page–to–index guide to the ways that professional British and American designers think about design, Aspects of Contemporary Book Design continues the conversation that began with Hendel’s 1998 classic, On Book Design. Contributing designers who focus on solving problems posed by nonfiction, fiction, cookbooks, plays, poetry, illustrated books, and journals include Cherie Westmoreland, Amy Ruth Buchanan, Mindy Basinger Hill, Nola Burger, Ron Costley, Kristina Kachele, Barbara Wiedemann, and Sue Hall, as well as a host of other designers, typesetters, editors, and even an author. Abbey Gaterud attempts to define the conundrum that the e-book presents to designers; Kent Lew describes the evolution of his Whitman typeface family; Charles Ellertson reflects upon the vital relationship between the typesetter and the designer; and Sean Magee writes about the uneasy alliance between designers and editors. In an extended essay that is as frank and funny as it is illuminating, Andrew Barker takes the reader deep into the morass—excavating the fine, finer, and finest details of working through a series design. At the heart of this copiously illustrated book is the enduring need for design that clarifies the way for the reader, whether on the printed page or on the computer screen. Blending his roles as designer, author, interviewer, and editor, Hendel reaches across both sides of the drafting table—both real and virtual—to create a book that will appeal to aspiring and seasoned book designers as well as writers, editors, and readers who want to know more about the visual presentation of the written word.

A Book About Design

A Book About Design Author Mark Gonyea
ISBN-10 0805075755
Year 2005-06-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Introduces readers to the fundamental elements of design by using simple shapes, lines, and humor to explain why complicated is not always the best way to go.

New Book Design

New Book Design Author Roger Fawcett-Tang
ISBN-10 185669366X
Year 2004-06-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Laurence King Publishing
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New Book Design showcases the most interesting, influential, and accomplished book designs from the last ten years.It features over 100 titles published around the world, each chosen for their outstanding design qualities, from the publications of large mainstream publishers to those of small independent companies -- and even those from individual artists. Included in its pages are lavishly produced books with unconventional formats and unusual print techniques as well as less flamboyant publications produced for various different markets. A wide variety of books are featured, from paperback novels to architectural monographs, from text-based to profusely-illustrated books. Divided into four main sections -- "Packaging," "Navigation," "Layout," and "Specification" -- the book examines each facet of book design: cover design; contents and structure; image usage; grids; typography; paper; printing; and binding. Clear photography captures each featured book, and interviews with prominent book designers, art directors, and publishers provide extra insight. New Book Design is sure to provide a rich source of inspiration to book designers and bibliophiles alike.

Book Design

Book Design Author Andrea Guan
ISBN-10 9881507030
Year 2012
Pages 253
Language en
Publisher Design Media Publishing Limited
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The book has introduced a great deal of experience on the book layout and typographic design, which combines practicality, artistic quality and aesthetics in one. It also describes the whole design process in detail, and sums up the ways and means of book design. What’s more, it detailedly illustrates the compositions of book design, the basic principles and design process, as well as layout design, component design and the visual communication design of cover and content. The book with basic theory, classic examples and creative ideas, will be a good reference for the readers. It has collected a number of masterpieces of world-renowned graphic designers and book designers all over the world, and given reviews on some works, in order to provide readers with the best examples from ideology to practicality.

The Non Designer s Design Book

The Non Designer s Design Book Author Robin Williams
ISBN-10 9780133966343
Year 2014-11-20
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Peachpit Press
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For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence. THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU The four principles of design that underlie every design project How to design with color How to design with type How to combine typefaces for maximum effect How to see and think like a professional designer Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects

Notes on Book Design

Notes on Book Design Author Derek Birdsall
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059111099
Year 2004
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher
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In a career spanning more than forty years, Derek Birdsall has achieved renown as a leading book designer in Britain. This practical and inspirational book distils a lifetime’s professional experience. It presents and discusses nearly fifty books he has designed, showing 360 spreads and covers, all in full color and to scale. The designs range from Penguin paperback covers in the 1960s to a recent complete redesign of The Church of England’s book of Common Worship. Among Birdsall’s projects are award-winning art catalogues, catalogues raisonn� on such major artists as Mark Rothko and Georgia O’Keeffe, and books on wine, chess, astronomy, architecture, and fine paper. Birdsall discusses and illustrates the process of book design, from brief to deadline (which he calls the designer’s muse). He includes specimen settings of his favorite text faces as well as an innovative metric grid system for designing books. In addition, he lists books he himself has found useful or inspiring. For every reader curious about the design or production of books, this is a uniquely informative and instructive book.

Book Design Made Simple

Book Design Made Simple Author Fiona Raven
ISBN-10 0994096909
Year 2016-01-17
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher
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Book Design Made Simplegives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers novices and experts alike the power to design their own books. It s the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe(r) InDesign(r) right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple""is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book."