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The Layout Book (Advanced Level) [Paperback]

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Most books just tell how to do layout. The Layout Book explains the hows, whys, and why nots of layout. A historical overview of layout, from the early scribes to today, is followed by a systematic look at key theoretical principles and practical applications. A selection of great layout designs and more than 300 illustrations in full color and black-and-white provides ideas and insight. Invaluable for design students, helpful to working designers looking for a better understanding of layout design, The Layout Book is unique and uniquely inspiring.

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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.73" Width: 8.66" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   2.43 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 10, 2007
Publisher   AVA Publishing
ISBN  2940373531  
ISBN13  9782940373536  

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More About Gavin Ambrose

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gavin Ambrose is a practising graphic designer whose client base includes the arts sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed several books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Paul Harris studied at the London College of Communication and has gone on to become a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including style bible Dazed & Confused.

Gavin Ambrose currently resides in Kent. Gavin Ambrose has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Brighton.

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1Books > Calendars > Arts
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art Instruction & Reference > General
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Graphic Arts > General
5Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Graphics & Illustration > CAD

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A good, basic introduction to layout  Jan 19, 2008
I am a student at a designschool in Denmark (third year), and I bought "The Layout Book" by Ambrose/Harris. This book is a good and basic introduction to graphic design. Maybe a bit to basic I realize, but still good. It has a short historic view and treats subjects like The Golden Section, The grid, and Typography in a very basic manner. A good introduction, and perfect for new students of graphic design or people with beginning interest for this field. I give it four stars because it really is good for beginners, but realize I probably should have bought a book the deepens more into the subject.
The collaborative work of freelance writer, journalist and editor  Dec 2, 2007
The collaborative work of freelance writer, journalist and editor Paul Harris and professional graphic designer Gavin Ambrose, "The Layout Book" is a profusely illustrated introduction to the basic principles of graphic design as they have been employed for in the worlds of fashion, the principles of architecture, the creation of art, and the organization of the illustrated printed page. With a wealth of images ranging from magazine covers, to maps, to packaging design, "The Layout Book covers everything from the use of white space, to the measurement of images, to the balancing of lines and geometrical spacing of individual elements into something that is so much greater than the mere assembled sum of its parts. The transformation of image and proportion into graphically designed works of art. "The Layout Book" is the perfect introduction for graphic art design students, and will prove to be of immense interest to non-specialist general readers with an interest in art and design as well. Also very highly recommended from AVA Publishing is Tony Gibbs' "Fundamentals of Sonic Art and Sound Design".

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