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Ambrose, Gavin

Overview
Works: 153 works in 736 publications in 11 languages and 24,184 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terminology  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Illustrated works  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Book designer, Editor
Classifications: Z246, 686.22
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Publications about Gavin Ambrose
Publications by Gavin Ambrose
Most widely held works by Gavin Ambrose
Fundamentals of typography by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
34 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Offering an incisive insight into the realization of typographic practice, this title presents a comprehensive introduction to the history of typography, typographic detailing in practice and font generation for print and web
The fundamentals of creative design by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
50 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 485 libraries worldwide
"The fundamentals of creative design offers an introduction to key elements of the creative process. Each subject matter, or "fundamental," uses detailed diagrammatic explanation, associated theories, and historical references to explain the underlying principles of design practice. Accompanied by examples from contemporary designers and practitioners, The Fundamentals of Creative Design, offers a unique insight into the working methods of creative professionals. The many areas of study include layout, where supporting work demonstrates the successful use of basic grid structures through to examples that challenge and break these foundations. An insight into the development of typography is accompanied by chapters including formats, images, and colour usage -- the basic repertoire of the modern designer. Each chapter is comprehensively broken down in to key constituent parts. For example, typography contains explanations and example of alignment, leading, kerning, formatting and other "tools" used by contemporary designers. The associated examples help to explain the principles in terms of real-life application and possibilities, and not through purely abstract or academic understanding. Working processes are illustrated in detail, and are accompanied by explanations from the creatives involved. These explanatory "example" sections are clearly described in terms of brief, process and result, helping to contextualize the projects and enabling the reader to understand both how and why these fundamental rules are so important."--Publisher's description
Design th!nking by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 481 libraries worldwide
This title is an introduction to the process of generating creative ideas and concepts used by designers in order to start the process that leads to a finished piece of work. This focus on ideas and methods favours a useable approach to design as a problem-solving activity
The visual dictionary of graphic design by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Abstract. Zeitgeist. Bauhaus. Pluralism. The Visual Dictionary is just the book for anyone who's ever been a bit hazy about the meaning of the many terms used in art and design. Each term is explained visually and put in context, providing the reader with a clear understanding of the often mystifying language of these specialized fields. To help the reader understand and remember the meanings, each entry uses a different typeface (a history of the fonts is in the back of the book) and includes a picture in an appropriate illustration techniques. Eclectic, useful, and entertaining, The Visual Dictionary takes the complex and makes it simple
The fundamentals of graphic design by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 328 libraries worldwide
This title examines the familiar aspects of the graphic design process, such as art directing, copyright issues and web design, as well as the broader implications of graphic design, including social responsibility, its role in art and its future
Layout by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
39 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The second title in the 'Basics Design' series, 'Layout' addresses the practical and aesthetic considerations of the job in hand such as where and how the content will be viewed, regardless of whether the final format is a magazine, website, television graphic or bottle of bubble bath
Format : n. the shape and size of a book etc by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 283 libraries worldwide
AVA Academia's Basics Design titles are designed to provide visual arts students with a theoretical and practical exploration of each of the fundamental topics within the discipline of Graphic Design. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential exploration of the subject. Format is critical to design practice as it represents the physical point of contact with the user, affecting how successfully a design's printed or digital information is received. Basics Design: Format explores the entire range of formats available to designers today, from the traditional formats of books, magazines and posters to emerging technologies and new media. Format clearly demonstrates how a range of formats serve different purposes through a practice-led and visually stimulating exploration of the role of narrative, construction, identity, and shape and form, and explores how these affect the final design outcome. In this completely revised second edition of Format, Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris demonstrate how a creative approach to format selection and presentation space can produce dramatic results in both print and digital media. Filled with exciting new case studies of contemporary design practice and practical exercises designed to aid readers in their own work, this richly illustrated book is an invaluable guide to the often underused tool of format within design and visual communication
Print & finish by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 libraries worldwide
"An introduction to a variety of printing and finishing techniques for any graphic design project. Now updated to include studio interviews and student activities"--
The layout book by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 262 libraries worldwide
'The Layout Book' provides a historical overview of layout, from early scribes through to contemporary layout
Grids : n. a structure or pattern of lines used to guide the placement of the elements of a design by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Basics Design: Grids explores and explains the principles behind grid design and development, to help graphic designers tackle a wide variety of design problems and find creative solutions. A grid serves a similar function to the scaffolding used in building construction - acting as a positioning guide for text, pictures, page numbers, columns and so on. In this completely revised second edition, best-selling author team Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris demonstrate how a creative approach to grid design can produce dramatic results. Filled with international case studies of contemporary design practice and practical exercises to help designers apply the ideas to their own work, this richly illustrated book is an invaluable guide to grids within design and visual communication
The visual dictionary of fashion design by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 235 libraries worldwide
"This book aims to enhance the understanding and appreciation of fashion design by providing a reference to the many terms used within the discipline, in addition to providing an insight into some of the historic and cultural aspects that have helped shape its development."--Page 286
The visual dictionary of architecture by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 213 libraries worldwide
"This book is a guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within architecture."--Cover
Typography by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
26 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 195 libraries worldwide
"Typography is the means by which a written idea is given a visual form. Effective use of typography can produce a neutral effect or rouse the passions, symbolise artistic, political or philosophical movements, or express the personality of a person or organization. This book aims to impart a comprehensive understanding of typography, to explore its history, theory and practice. Aimed at both students and practising designers, it provides a thorough examination of how typography informs other aspects of creative design"--
Colour by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 189 libraries worldwide
This volume examines in detail two distinct areas of colour usage in design. Firstly the text explores what colours mean, their inherent associations and their cultural connotations. It then tackles how to control colour in a design in order to achieve a desired effect or fulfil a specific brief
The production manual : a graphic design handbook by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 150 libraries worldwide
The Production Manual teaches all aspects of getting a job to production. It is a very practical 'hands-on' guide or manual for graduate students who tend to leave college without any of these skills. It will teach students how to use the knowledge they have gained during their course. In the case of printed work, this would include; plate-making, resolution, printing techniques - everything to ensure that the project is produced as required. The book also shows the inspirational side of production, for example, creative printing and how to achieve tricky effects like duotones and halftones. All the areas that fall under the remit of graphic design are covered including exhibition, packaging and signage. This title is suitable for graduate students of graphic design, photography, media studies, fine art, industrial, and product design as they start out in their careers, those wanting to get even more out of the production process, practising graphic designers, and those teaching different aspects of design
The visual dictionary of typography by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 142 libraries worldwide
This dictionary presents a comprehensive guide to the many and varied terms used within typography. From abstraction to x-height and Blackletter to Widow, more than 250 common typography terms are explained with concise definitions, and accompanied by historical and contemporary illustrations
The visual dictionary of pre-press & production by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Kleine geïllustreerde encyclopedie van het moderne drukproces, van ontwerp tot en met het uiteindelijke product
Approach and language by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Image by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 82 libraries worldwide
'Image' aims to equip the contemporary designer with a series of tools and ideas. Inspirational examples from design agencies help support the basic sections discussed and allow the reader to see the relevance of fundamental principles in practice
Layout : n. an arrangement of parts etc. according to a plan by Gavin Ambrose( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ambrose.
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Ambrose, Gavin Davin Thomas.
Ambrose, Gavin Davin Thomas 1973-
Ambrose, Gawin.
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Languages
English (320)
Spanish (41)
Chinese (11)
German (9)
French (9)
Turkish (9)
Italian (7)
Polish (4)
Dutch (3)
Japanese (1)
Portuguese (1)
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