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How To See

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Visualization, perception; art.
Published 2007 (first published 1977)
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Влад В. Головач
Splendid little book of Nelson (not just a great designer but also a clever and witty writer and polemist) splendidly reissued (with upgraded photos and slightly lavisher design).
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Visual literacy. How to understand what you see in design.
Mohanad Al-Helwany
It's for visual illiteracy, good resources with great visuals
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daniel Pink recommended this book (in A Whole New Mind, I think). Designer George Nelson seems pretty confident that I am visually illiterate. I loved reading/viewing this collection of pictures (of our man-made environment) with Nelson's voice uniting them. So much to be seen all around us all the time! How to See (I hope) will help me remember to take a critical look around more often...really enjoy the designs that surround us.
Jan 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Published in 1973 for the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to improve upon government design. Brushes through the most basic of visual design, it is a quick 71 page read. Most interesting to see what was considered a technological advancement in the 70s...which was the beginning of seeing with the technology of the camera and telescope.
Mar 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: art
This book had some interesting things to say about seeing, and I enjoyed the retro photos of a time gone by, but there wasn't anything truly eye-opening within its pages that would really make me see things differently.
Fazla Fatiq
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Aug 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
We're all visually illiterate, according to designer George Nelson. Here are some ideas for actually seeing what's around us.
Jan 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1st edition hardcover w d/j
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