Art 301

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Detail In Typography
1.  Detail In Typography by Jost Hochuli
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  "A quick read on typographic fundamentals."
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The Elements of Typographic Style
2.  The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
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  "A must-have reference."
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Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students
3.  Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students by Ellen Lupton
$13.21   Used & New from: $12.41
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Lettering & Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces
4.  Lettering & Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces by Bruce Willen
$18.93   Used & New from: $14.80
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The New Typography (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)
5.  The New Typography (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism) by Jan Tschichold
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  "A good english translation of Jan Tschichold's ground breaking work."
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The History and Technique of Lettering (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography)
6.  The History and Technique of Lettering (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography) by Alexander Nesbitt
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  "A look at lettering by one of its masters."
$12.22   Used & New from: $2.97
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A View of Early Typography: Up to About 1600
7.  A View of Early Typography: Up to About 1600 by Harry Graham Carter
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  "A look at the first 150 years of printing."
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The Stroke: Theory of Writing
8.  The Stroke: Theory of Writing by Gerrit Noordzij
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Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failure, and Lessons Learned
9.  Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failure, and Lessons Learned by Steven Heller
$19.13   Used & New from: $1.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Meggs' History of Graphic Design
10.  Meggs' History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs
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  "The classic textbook on graphic design history."
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Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design
11.  Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design by Bryony Gomez-Palacio
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  "A good look at graphic design history in with more work than Meggs for recent decades."
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Graphic Agitation
12.  Graphic Agitation by Liz McQuiston
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  "A look at political graphic design."
$27.37   Used & New from: $9.99
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Marks of Excellence: The History and Taxonomy of Trademarks
13.  Marks of Excellence: The History and Taxonomy of Trademarks by Per Mollerup
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  "An essential reference on logo mark making."
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Modern Typography, 2nd Edition
14.  Modern Typography, 2nd Edition by Robin Kinross
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  "A look at the modern and postmodern movements in design."
$22.09   Used & New from: $16.12
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Designing Books: Practice and Theory
15.  Designing Books: Practice and Theory by Jost Hochuli
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Book Typography: A Designer's Manual
16.  Book Typography: A Designer's Manual by Michael and Susan Wightman Mitchell
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  "This is available at Oak Knoll for $70."
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The Typographic Desk Reference
17.  The Typographic Desk Reference by Theodore Rosendorf
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  "A good companion to Bringhurst."
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Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (2nd Edition)
18.  Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (2nd Edition) by Erik Spiekermann
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  "The lighter version of Bringhurst."
$26.40   Used & New from: $5.95
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The ABC's of Bauhaus, The Bauhaus and Design Theory
19.  The ABC's of Bauhaus, The Bauhaus and Design Theory by Ellen Lupton
$19.28   Used & New from: $12.55
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul (New Expanded Edition)
20.  How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul (New Expanded Edition) by Adrian Shaughnessy
$19.13   Used & New from: $10.86
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change the World
21.  Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change the World by David B. Berman
$21.19   Used & New from: $16.63
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Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
22.  Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change by Victor Papanek
$18.64   Used & New from: $11.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

The Green Imperative: Ecology and Ethics in Design and Architecture
23.  The Green Imperative: Ecology and Ethics in Design and Architecture by Victor Papanek
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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
24.  Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
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  "An essential look at sequential image making and interaction."
$12.98   Used & New from: $7.40
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Visual Function: An Introduction to Information Design
25.  Visual Function: An Introduction to Information Design by Paul Mijksenaar
$11.84   Used & New from: $0.48
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Envisioning Information
26.  Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte
$40.89   Used & New from: $9.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
27.  The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
$29.62   Used & New from: $16.23
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

While Youre Reading
28.  While Youre Reading by Gerard Unger
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  "A look at the process of reading from a typeface designer's perspective."
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What Is a Designer: Things, Places, Messages
29.  What Is a Designer: Things, Places, Messages by Norman Potter
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  "Very dense, but a fantastic look at the design process."
$15.00   Used & New from: $9.61
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Design Writing Research
30.  Design Writing Research by Ellen Lupton
$20.99   Used & New from: $9.48
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Primer of Visual Literacy
31.  Primer of Visual Literacy by Donis A. Dondis
$21.31   Used & New from: $10.16
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Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
32.  Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form by Robert Venturi
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  "The definitive work on postmodernism and design."
$17.10   Used & New from: $6.74
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The Gutenberg Galaxy.
33.  The Gutenberg Galaxy. by Marshall McLuhan
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Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines)
34.  Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines) by Graphic Artists Guild
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  "How do you operate a design business? It's in here."
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The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
35.  The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition by University of Chicago Press Staff
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  "Essential reference book for writing."
$41.35   Used & New from: $39.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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