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Books about graphic design, typography and visual composition.

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  1. Writing About Architecture

    Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities

    $24.95

    Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities, the latest addition to the Architecture Briefs series, is a handbook on how to write effectively and critically about the contemporary city. Learn More
  2. Women in Graphic Design 1890-2012

    Women in Graphic Design 1890-2012

    $55.00

    Why do so few women feature in the history of design? Why is it still the case that so few women speak at conferences? How have previously celebrated female designers come to be "forgotten"? Are women judged today solely on the basis of their quality of work? Learn More
  3. What is a Print?

    What Is A Print?

    $35.00

    What is a print? This volume aims to answer that question by exploring the four basic printmaking techniques--woodcut, intaglio, lithography and screenprint--that have been used to create some of the most iconic images in modern art, from Paul Gauguin's Noa Noa to Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe. Learn More
  4. Viva La Pizza!

    Viva la Pizza!: The Art of the Pizza Box

    $22.95

    One of the world’s foremost pizza experts presents more than 100 weird and wild pizza box designs. Learn More
  5. Vintage Typography Notecards

    Vintage Typography Notecards

    $14.95

    Discovered in vintage typographic manuals, the specimens featured on these elegant cards range from one-of-a-kind hand-drawn samples to classic favorites used in the early decades of the twentieth century. Learn More
  6. Very Small Shops

    Very Small Shops

    $40.00

    The limitations of a tiny space, rather than inhibiting designers, often result in some of the most innovative and exciting retail design. Learn More
  7. Ugly

    Ugly: The Aesthetics Of Everything

    $40.00

    What is "ugly"? Sourcing centuries of art, design, and cultural history, and citing examples as wide-ranging as Soviet-era architecture and Frankenstein's monster to the World's Ugliest Dog and the so-called jolie-laide of the human species, Stephen Bayley, one of the world's leading commentators on design and popular culture, probes the fascinating and timeless question: Is there such a thing as ugliness . . . or are aesthetic judgments purely a matter of taste? Learn More
  8. Typography Sketchbooks

    Typography Sketchbooks

    $55.00

    Typography the design of letters is at the heart of visual communication and graphic design. No design is successful without successful typography. Learn More
  9. Typographic Systems

    Typographic Systems

    $19.95

    Typographic organization has always been a complex system in that there are so many elements at play, such as hierarchy, order of reading, legibility, and contrast. Learn More
  10. Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design

    Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design

    $40.00

    If there is one experience that any graphic designer can relate to, it's the quest for the perfect typeface. The right typeface communicates the visual essence of the content while enhancing the impact of the overall design. The dozens of type samplers available are often more confusing than helpful, offering hundreds of choices but little guidance. Learn More

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