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ISBN-13: 978-0471289609 ISBN-10: 0471289604 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 15, 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471289604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471289609
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 6.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's straightforward and easy to understand!
A. Seth
Besides the cover there are no colour illustrations, and the typography is terrible, it looks like it's be photocopied more than once.
Christopher Lamothe
He does not rely constantly on associating design ideas with great works of art, as do most design books.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is full of information, and is really well laid out. I use it frequently in the 2D class I teach, along with two other 2D design books. I like the clarity and the examples. However, there's no getting away from the fact that although this book is loaded with great stuff, that it is also as ugly and cheesy looking as a bad Xerox. That might be okay for a math book, but ummmmm, 2D design?
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 2000
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A romp through the construction of visual form and pattern. This book is subtle yet deep. Although the example designs are not exquisitely rendered (but rather student projects), the principles that Wong exposes should be part of any designers knowledge base.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By divaRead on March 1, 2008
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A definitive classic for any true graphic design student, as it shows the fundamentals of developing a designer's eye in the relationship of objects in space in conveying communication through imagery. A bit abstract in terminology for the armchair reader, but its foundational language still manages to be engaging and thought-provoking for designers, seasoned and newbie alike.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David O. on June 21, 2011
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Wucuis Wong's Principle of Two-Dimensional Design goes straight to the matter of designing with basic elements (line, shape, direction, texture)and the various approaches an artist can take to develop meaningful and interesting designs. He does not rely constantly on associating design ideas with great works of art, as do most design books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katerina Johnson on November 20, 2008
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When I was in art school, our teacher used examples from this book to help us understand and explore 2D design. I just bought it recently to refresh my knowledge of the basic elements of design and to find a new direction for my printmaking. This tiny book is a great guide. Use is to help you explore all the possibilities that 2D design can offer you as an artist. You need to grow with this book. The book will not tell you what and how to do it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Seth on March 1, 2013
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I had to get this book for a Graphic Design class. It explains the foundation of design very well. I really like it. It's straightforward and easy to understand! I highly recommend for anyone who is interested in art, design, web design, graphic design, etc.
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While the content is interesting, I feel like this book is a half measure when it comes to quality. Besides the cover there are no colour illustrations, and the typography is terrible, it looks like it's be photocopied more than once.
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By Justin on June 2, 2012
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Great book with a lot of information crammed into it. Worth every penny.

As one reviewer stated, the pages look like they have been sent through a printer copier but it's the content here that you need to know, so I don't see this as an issue. Just buy it used and you'll be fine.
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