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Web Style Guide, 3rd edition Patrick J. There are a few good ones but the typographic structure of majority of them is questi This book tries to show you too many things in too little space. I’ve even asked my front-end web developer husband to read it and he found it helpful as well. It seemed as if Samara was only explaining grids and modern design as a foil to introduce postmodern design, most of which I couldn’t get into.
Making and Breaking the Grid
There are a few good ones but the typographic structure of majority of them is questionable at best. Feb 11, David Skorepa rated it it was amazing.
Then the showcase begins. And yes, the graphic-designer speak gets somewhat irritating. Mar 06, Michael Sirbu rated it liked it. The commentary on the projects never offers any additional insight that could be gained by interviews with the designer or anything further than what’s visible to the attentive reader. Dec 23, Tejas rated it really liked it. This book tries to show you too many things in too little space. It’s important information all graphic artists should makinv aware of.
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There’s certainly plenty of take-homes from this book, but not many of the case studies have aged well especially the websites. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.
May 27, Happy-wanderer rated it really liked it.
Furthermore the examples in Breaking the grid section did not age well. Samara’s framing chapter about the Machine Aesthetic, Constructivism, the Bauhaus, the Basel School, and the Corporate Grid is particularly well-written and useful timotyh designers to consult and internalize.
Helps with everything involving a grid, especially helpful with editorial work. Lynch Limited preview – Mar 12, michaelben rated it liked it.
Making and Breaking the Grid by Samara, Timothy
Description and comments explain how it was used and the effect generated by it. Great for the beginner and intermediate design looking for clear writing with lot’s of visuals on how to utilize grids in good design. Sep 07, Serith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Projects samsra similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas.
We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Before relocating to Manhattan, he was principal of Physiologic in Syracuse, located in samaraa New York. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Not thhe great as I was expecting.
Aug 24, Kelvin added it. Oct 09, Roger rated it it was ok. But then again, this is not a history book. Want to Read saving…. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively bre For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element.
When I first signed up for Graphic Design in college, I did not really know much about typography, nor did really I get it when teachers tried to explain. Dec 02, Rita Christine rated it really liked it Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about Making and Breaking the Grid. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive Jan 24, Michelle Pereira rated it it was amazing Shelves: The breaaking one about the creation ggid the grid-based designs and its usage.
The samars of the book, without any doubt, is the showcase of designs. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Aamara proves how you can follow rules and think outside the box. Rockport PublishersMay 1, – Design – pages. A Graphic Design Layout Workshop. Published May 1st by Rockport Publishers first published January 1st Account Options Sign in.
The history sections were way too dense to read.
I bought this book for class, but I keep it around because it is great to look at when I am working on a design project and need a little inspiration grid-wise. Books by Timothy Samara. While Making and Breaking the Grid was written to be used primarily for designers working in print, digital designers will gain a lot from reading it.