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Art Direction Explained, At Last
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Laurence King Pub
Publication date September 16, 2009
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781856696241
ISBN-10 1856696243
Dimensions 0.75 by 9 by 10 in.
Weight 2.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Europe
Original list price $35.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This book is a highly informative, highly entertaining introduction to what art direction is and what art directors do. Written by two of the world's leading experts on the subject, it covers the role of art director in numerous environments, including magazines and newspapers, advertising, corporate identity, museums, and publishing. It also provides an insight into what makes a successful art director, what an art director actually does all day, what makes things go right, and what makes things go wrong.

Alongside perspectives on typography, illustration, and photography, there are case studies of successful art direction in different spheres, from McSweeney's to Vier5's web design. The authors have also invited pre-eminent international art directors to interpret their roles in special sections of the book that they have art directed themselves. The result is an impressive, enlightening, and often very funny diversity of perspectives and approaches.

Clearly written, including a glossary of handy art director sayings, an "art director test," and more, Art Direction Explained, At Last! will provide students with insights into the world of art direction and professionals with a perceptive overview of their profession.

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With Steven Heller | from Laurence King Pub (September 16, 2009)
9781856696241 | details & prices | 256 pages | 9.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 2.60 lbs | List price $35.00
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