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From award-winning writer and designer Andrew Haslam comes the final word on book design. This authoritative text guides readers through establishing formats, constructing grids, choosing typefaces, designing a jacket, and, finally, preparing materials for the printer, with more than 300 illustrations to demonstrate every aspect of the process. Interviews with professional book designers provide valuable insight, and an extensive glossary of editorial, design, and production terms make a handy reference for the burgeoning new designer.
Book Design is one of three titles this spring from Abrams Studio, our new imprint dedicated to providing artists and designers with innovative, affordable books to help them improve their skills.
An authoritative overview of the latest techniques and technology of book design takes readers step by step through the process of establishing formats, constructing grids, selecting typefaces, designing a jacket, and preparing materials for the printer, with more than three hundred illustrations that demonstrate every facet of the process. Original.
About the Author
A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, writer and designer Andrew Haslam now leads the MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London. He is the recipient of the American Institute of Physics Award for Best Science Writing and the Geographical Society Gold Medal for the most significant contribution to geography. He also runs his own studio, creating science, history, and geography textbooks for children.