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401 Design Meditations: Wisdom, Insights, and Intriguing Thoughts from 150 Leading Designers Hardcover – April 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers; First Edition edition (April 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159253127X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592531271
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,208,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Catharine Fishel has written about and worked with designers and illustrators for more than 20 years. She is the editor of LogoLounge.com, writes for leading design magazines, and is the author of many books on design-related topics including Paper Graphics, Minimal Graphics, and Designing for Children. She lives in Morton, Illinois.

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Catharine Fishel is a writer and editor specializing in design and related industries. She is the author of Paper Graphics and Minimal Graphics. She also works with Dynamic Graphics magazine and has written numerous books and articles on graphic design topics. She lives in Morton, Illinois.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Nicholson on January 31, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I really liked this book actually. It simply contains page after page of quotes, but also a random assortment of illustrations to help mediate the flow of the book. I pick it up when I feel uninspired and I remember why I chose my career all over again. I recommend it as a coffee table book definitely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H. Thompson on July 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I was intrigued by the title of this book and once opened it was a like a cool breeze on a summer day. As a veteran designer I found myself nodding the head with affirmation. What is contained in the book is pretty simple; just read the description. The quotes, tips and insights are well worth remembering whether you are a designer or a client. Thought provoking for those serious about design.
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By Tristan Heberlein on September 7, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I keep this book close by, looking at it from time to time. I am a landscape designer - and I face many creative challenges. This book often helps by giving the right suggestions, encouragement, advice and experience from other high-achieving designers and artists. Nice to have around
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By K. Petersen on June 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
While there's an ocassional good piece of wisdom in this book, a lot of the quotes seem to be variations on the same thing - same point, different words. Some of them don't even seem to belong on these pages - like they just needed a few more to fill in some empty space and took what they could get. But, the few that are more than just repetitive "fluff" are well worth it. All in all, it gets you thinking!
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Owen on October 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
For those that are looking for something new and different to become inspired, this is not the choice. Just a bunch of inspiring sentences over and over again that seem redundant.
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