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Visible Signs (Second Edition) An Introduction to Semiotics in the Visual Arts

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9782940411429

ISBN10:
2940411425
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/17/2010
Publisher(s):
Fairchild Books AVA

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 12/17/2010.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

Visible Signs: An Introduction to Semiotics in the Visual Artsis the second edition of the popular book by David Crow, which introduces design students to the fundamentals of semiotics within the framework of graphic design and the visual arts.Visible Signsexplains semiotic terms and theories using illustrative examples taken from contemporary art and design; exploring the concepts behind signs and signifiers and their uses in visual communication. The second edition features revised and updated content, including a new introduction and self-directed study exercises. Each chapter is comprised of an opening theory section followed by a portfolio of industry examples. The portfolio pages feature entirely new examples with accompanying case studies and have been chosen to illustrate how the theoretical ideas may be put into practice. In addition, the table of contents has been revised and the navigation adjusted so readers know exactly where they are. It is also possible for readers to personalise their copy with new sticker artwork, altering the cover and marking favourite sections.

Author Biography

David Crow studied Communication Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. He subsequently worked as a designer in London for Assorted iMaGes and as Art Director for Island Records before running his own consultancy. As a freelance designer he worked for a range of clients in the cultural sector including Rolling Stones Records, Virgin Records, Phonogram and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Crow then moved into academia as Head of the Department of Graphic Arts at Liverpool John Moores University. He is currently Head of the School of Design at Manchester Metropolitan University



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