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Design by numbers

Author: John Maeda
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most art and technology projects pair artists with engineers or scientists: the artist has the conception, and the technical person provides the know-how. John Maeda is an artist and a computer scientist, and he views the computer not as a substitute for brush and paint but as an artistic medium in its own right. Design By Numbers is a reader-friendly tutorial on both the philosophy and nuts-and-bolts techniques of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Maeda
ISBN: 0262133547 9780262133548
OCLC Number: 39875123
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 1999.
Description: 255 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
1. Begin --
2. Commands --
3. Line --
4. Lines --
5. Variables --
6. Repeat --
7. Calculate --
8. Dot --
9. Dots --
10. Nest --
11. Question --
12. Commands --
13. Time --
14. Paint --
15. React --
16. Touch --
17. Network --
18. Change --
19. Numbers --
20. End --
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This text shows how to use the computer as an artistic medium in its own right. The author introduces a programming language and development environment, available on the Web, which can be downloaded  Read more...

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--William J. Mitchell, Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT " John Maeda shows graphic designers how to step back a level and create their own digital tools. His elegant book could change Read more...

 
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