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Principles of Form and Design

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  8 reviews
An unprecedented package that gives readers the content of three important references by one of today's most influential design writers. This is a master class in the principles and practical fundamentals of design that will appeal to a broad audience of graphic artists and designers. ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 15th 1993 by Wiley (first published 1993)
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Max Viana
The first half it's very educative, but it could have been better writted, it's little too robotic and tiring at some points.
The second half, where he speaks about two and three dimensional design is straight up a transcription of narration of a video, but without the video. This makes the reading a whole lot more harder and exhausting, even stressful at some points. Concepts-wise the book is a killer, but the overly objective way the info is presented makes the reading more like a challenge th
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Eryani N. Yulita
Oct 25, 2018 rated it liked it
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This book is a good reference to know especially the basic principle of forms. This is very helpful to use as a reference for designing three dimensional forms seen in a perspective of art concepts. It has several editions already, but it is still compatible to use in the present, I personally still use this book as my reference.
Doug Stringham
Helpful in identifying some important visual taxonomies for thesis work. The opening section about using design software is (as with any other book dealing with the latest technologies) quite dated now. No matter, the rest of the book is still timely and relevant.
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Born 1936 in Guangdong Province. Studied art and design in the United States from 1961 to 1965. Awarded study grant by the John D. Rockefeller III Fund in 1971, Emeritus Fellowship by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1998, and Bronze Bauhinia Star Medal by the SAR Government in 2007. Worked as Excutive Assistant of the Extramural Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Assistan ...more

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