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GRAPHIC DESIGN BASICS combines design principles, history, and current technology to present students a comprehensive introduction to the field of graphic design. Keeping pace with rapid changes in the field of design, while maintaining a consistently high academic quality, the text emphasizes design structure, visual perception and digital design, with a wide range of visuals from throughout design history, as well as the latest contemporary illustrations. Each chapter provides assignments with student sample solutions and critique sections to help students apply the concepts and assess their work. This market leader’s interwoven combination of concept, history, and practice rarely found in other graphic design texts has been enriched by integrating material specific to digital design. The accompanying Premium Website offers students bonus images, interviews with artists featured in the text, additional projects, studio techniques and research links. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Art
Author: Amy Arntson
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2011-01-01
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133419501

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A visual, real-world guide to professional lighting design Lighting Design Basics is the essential guide to this basic, but difficult-to-master aspect of interior design. Offering fundamental concepts and prescriptive techniques in a highly visual format, this book provides clear, practical guidance on utilizing the latest in lighting techniques and technology to showcase a space without sacrificing utility. Covering more than 25 different design scenarios with in-depth rationale for proposed solutions, this book provides insightful distribution diagrams, floor plans, and details for lighting installation and construction. Real-world case studies illustrate lighting design in residential, commercial, healthcare, education, and hospitality settings, and skill-building exercises offer practice for real-world projects as well as NCIDQ and NCARB exam preparation. This new third edition includes new instructor support materials, coverage of computer calculation software, and in-depth discussion on the latest in LED lighting. Lighting is changing, both in the technology itself, and in the way a designer must approach it. This book provides immersive instruction through real-world settings, and practical guidance suited for immediate application in everyday projects. Get up-to-date on the latest methods and technology for lighting design Examine more than 25 design scenarios for different types of spaces Complete exercises to hone your skills or prepare for the NCIDQ or NCARB Create simple lighting designs and collaborate with architects on complex projects Lighting can make or break a space. Improper lighting lends a space an uncomfortable feel, can induce headaches or eyestrain, and can even be hazardous—but thoughtfully designed and executed lighting adds that extra element so often missing from typical spaces. Lighting Design Basics shows you how to elevate any space through the fundamental tools and concepts of professional lighting design.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Mark Karlen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2017-09-12
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119394297

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“Gardentopia is that rare marriage of the art of landscaping and the technical knowledge of how to compose a landscape—boiled down to readily understood and easily executed actions. This book puts you in the driver’s seat and shows you how to chart the course to your own personal garden utopia.” - Margie Grace, Grace Design Associates Any backyard has the potential to refresh and inspire if you know what to do. Jan Johnsen’s new book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces, will delight all garden lovers with over 130 lushly illustrated landscape design and planting suggestions. Ms. Johnsen is an admired designer and popular speaker whose hands-on approach to “co-creating with nature” will have you saying, “I can do that!’ This info-packed, sumptuous book offers individual tips for enhancing any size landscape using ‘real world’ solutions. The suggestions are grouped into five categories that include Garden Design and Artful Accents, Walls, Patios, and Steps and Plants and Planting, among others. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a landscaping novice, Gardentopia will inspire you with tips such as ‘Soften a Corner”, “Paint it Black”, and “Hide and Reveal”.

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Genre: Gardening
Author: Jan Johnsen
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release: 2019-04-02
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781682683972

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* Design elements every rug hooker should know

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Genre: Rugs, Hooked
Author: Susan L. Feller
Publisher: Ampry Publishing, LLC
Release: 2011
File: 97 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781881982883

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Basics Design 05: Colour by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris examines the two distinct areas of colour usage in design. This book explores what colours mean, their inherent associations and their cultural connotations. It then tackles how to control colour in a design in order to achieve a desired effect or fulfill a specific brief.

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Genre: Art
Author: Gavin Ambrose
Publisher: AVA Publishing
Release: 2006-04-01
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9782940373314

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Design is something we encounter all around us every day.The fundamentals of design are the same, no matter the medium. Examine what they are in this book, a survey.

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Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Steven Aimone
Publisher: Lark Books
Release: 2007
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781579903497

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Complete coverage of basic design principles illustrated by student examples Design for Communication offers a unique approach to mastering the basic design principles, conceptual problem-solving methods, and critical-thinking skills that distinguish graphic designers from desktop technicians. This book presents forty-two basic to advanced graphic design and typography assignments collaboratively written by college educators to teach the fundamental processes, concepts, and techniques through hands-on applications. Each assignment is illustrated with actual student solutions, and each includes a process narrative and an educator's critical analysis revealing the reasoning behind the creative strategies employed by each individual student solution. Assignments are organized from basic to advanced within six sections: * The elements and principles of design * Typography as image * Creative word play * Word and image * Grid and visual hierarchy * Visual advocacy Design for Communication is a highly visual resource of instruction, information, ideas, and inspiration for students and professionals.

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Genre: Design
Author: Elizabeth Resnick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2003-06-10
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 0471418293

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Using a residential design scenario that increases in scope from chapter to chapter and results in a complete set of working drawings, Drafting and Design: Basics for Interior Design teaches the art of drafting through hands-on application. Introducing essential drafting tools, equipment, and methods, the book is designed to help interior designers develop an understanding of space planning and leverage manual drafting skills to design usable and livable space.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Travis Kelly Wilson
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Release: 2011-04-01
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 1563678373

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An accessible, climate-diverse guide that transforms readers from sustainable design novices to whole-solution problem solvers. Sustainable Design Basics is a student-friendly introduction to a holistic and integral view of sustainable design. Comprehensive in scope, this textbook presents basic technical information, sustainability strategies, and a practical, step-by-step approach for sustainable building projects. Clear and relatable chapters illustrate how to identify the factors that reduce energy use, solve specific sustainable design problems, develop holistic design solutions, and address the social and cultural aspects of sustainable design. Requiring no prior knowledge of the subject, the text’s easy-to-follow methodology leads readers through the fundamental sustainable design principles for the built environment. Sustainably-constructed and maintained buildings protect the health and improve the productivity of their occupants, as well as help to restore the global ecosystem. The authors, leading practitioners and educators in sustainable design, have created a resource that provides a solid introduction to broad level sustainability thinking that students can take forward into their professional practice. Topics include space planning for sustainable design, integrative and collaborative design, standards and rating systems, real-world strategies to conserve energy and resources through leveraging renewable natural resources and innovative construction techniques and their impact on our environment. Usable and useful both in and beyond the classroom, this book: Covers building location strategies, building envelopes and structures, integration of passive and active systems, green materials, and project presentation Examines cultural factors, social equity, ecological systems, and aesthetics Provides diverse student exercises that vary by climate, geography, setting, perspective, and typology Features a companion website containing videos for each sustainable strategy, matrices, templates, Sketch-Up and AutoCAD files, PowerPoint slides, and extensive instructor resources Sustainable Design Basics is an important resource aimed at undergraduate architecture and interior design students, or first-year graduate students, as well as design professionals wishing to integrate sustainable design knowledge and techniques into their practice.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Sharon B. Jaffe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2020-02-03
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119443803

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This heavily illustrated guide is ideal for those with little or no graphic design or art background who need to create first-rate visual page designs. Its unique conversational tone and "before and after" examples provide everything needed to create professional quality work.

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Genre: Art
Author: Lisa Graham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2002
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 0766813622

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