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Art Direction Explained, At Last! Paperback – September 16, 2009

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About the Author

Steven Heller is co-chair of the Designer as Author program and co-founder of the Design Criticism program at SVA, New York. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times. He is editor of AIGA VOICE, contributing editor to Print, Eye, Baseline, and I.D., and author of 120 books on design.

Veronique Vienne has worked at a number of US magazines as art director, and is the author of The Art of Doing Nothing and The Art of Imperfection, as well as Something to be Desired.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing (September 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856696243
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856696241
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #735,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I m only a few chapters in and I can already tell that Im going to be referring back to this book for most if not all of my career. Very in-depth, the authors take from their own success and share everything I wanted to know and more in the industry . Also love the fact that it's a very visual book as well.
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This is a great, well-designed, and well-written book. Many tips, historical references, stories, and is inspiring. I recommend for junior ADs and motion/graphic designers.
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I was curious about this profession and got this book to better understand what art direction was. This book exceeded that need! Its not as straightforward as I expected but I like that. The book provides multiple lenses for viewing the work of an art director. Much of the book focuses on editorial art direction and not a lot on art direction within the advertising world but that wasn't an interest of mine so I didn't miss this. The overall design of the book is also well done, making it a much more interesting read. Highly recommend this book!
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