Book Design

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Laurence King Publishing, 2006 - 256 pagine
A comprehensive and practical guide for students and experienced designers alike, this carefully structured text is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams. It takes the reader through every aspect of the subject, from the components that make up a book, to understanding how books are commissioned and created, to the intricacies of grid construction and choosing a typeface. The role of the designer is discussed, with advice on how to interpret a design brief, and guidance on type use, images and information graphics. The production process is also explained, with detailed information on reproduction, printing and binding.

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Past present and future
Creating a book 13
Approaching the design 23
Preproduction 172
Paper engineering 200
The book designers palette
Format 30
Typographic palette 71
Additional material Styling the text 240
Index 253
Editorial structure 101
Communicating through image 110
Layout 140
Covers and jackets 160

Grids 42

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Informazioni sull'autore (2006)

Haslam is a joint winner of the Best Science Writing for Children Award from the American Institute of Physics, for the Make it Work! Science series. he has an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Art in Graphic Information Design. He is also a qualified teacher of Art, Design and Craft, and Design and Technology. He has taught children both elementary and middle school levels.

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