MAKING AND BREAKING THE GRID TIMOTHY SAMARA PDF

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Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. The highlight of the book, without any doubt, is the showcase of designs. Friend rated it really liked it Shelves: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Featuring a comprehensive showcase of works in different media and across several decades. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily.

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Making and Breaking the Grid by Samara, Timothy

Aug 24, Kelvin added it. Big illustrations and photographs with detailed information. Making and Breaking the Grid: Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice. Lynch Limited preview – Concepts and styles are illustrated in a simple yet effective way and the examples are spot on.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But then again, this is not a history book. Mar 16, Leonard Houx rated it it was ok Shelves: In the first few pages the reader will be immersed into the historical facts surrounding the development of the grid-based design.

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Organization of the book itself is quite impressive. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

What this book does do is show through multiple examples taken from real publications how a grid is used to organize in This book makes an effort to demonstrate how grid systems are used to organize information in print, and how you can break away from the grid to create more interest. Projects with similar nreaking are linked sanara a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Oct 09, Roger rated it it was ok. Sep 14, Amanna added it.

Mar 26, Tori rated it really liked it. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user not only to be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. Rockport has really set the bar for design books within the past few years, and this one is no exception. This proves how you can follow rules and think outside the box.

I’ve even asked my front-end web developer husband to read it and he found it helpful as well. This book makes an effort to demonstrate how grid systems are used to organize information in print, and how you can break away from the grid to create more interest.

The feel of the digital postmodern anarchy in the designs is almost tangible. I wish 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. Aug 15, R. This book was recommended in an ‘introduction to graphic design’ class. And yes, the graphic-designer speak gets somewhat irritating. Each of them with its own grid style — column, modular grid, etc. May 27, Happy-wanderer rated it really liked it.

His year career in branding and information design has explored projects in print, packaging, environments, user interface design, and animation. 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. Good explanation of the grid and how to work with it or around it and why it is important to maintain it weather you’re Vignelli or Carson.

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Making and Breaking the Grid : A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

Samara and his partner live in the Williamsburg grie of Brooklyn. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. The first part provides a very quick overview of the history of the grid, which was interesting on its own. For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element. He lives in New York’s Msking district. The history sections were way too dense to read. Another great design book. Return to Book Page. 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.

What this book does do is show through multiple examples taken from real publications how a grid is used to organize information on a page, both in a traditional and non-traditional way. The first one about the creation of the grid-based designs and its usage. Description and comments explain how it was used and the effect generated by it.