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Constructivism

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A modern art movement that originated in Moscow around 1920. Constructivism is characterised by the use of industrial materials, such as glass, sheet metal and plastic to create non-representational, often geometric objects, and its wide...

Pointillism

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A style of painting popularised in the nineteenth century by French painter Georges Seurat. Its name derives from the brushwork required to form the tiny dots of primary colours that, when viewed from a distance, merge to produce secondary...

Tapestry

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A complex pictorial design woven into a textile. Taken from the French tapisserie meaning to cover with carpet. In modern usage, tapestry is used to refer to a complex pictorial design, perhaps one made up of many layers or elements...

Heraldry

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...The profession, study, history and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies. Pictured above is the coat of arms of the Visconti family, who ruled in Milan, Italy, from 1277 to 1447...

Psychedelia

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Pictured is a Milton Glaser poster that features a Marcel Duchamp style silhouette of musician Bob Dylan with hair presented in the characteristic vibrant, psychedelic, multicoloured style. Over 6 million of these posters were printed...

Surrealism

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...An early twentieth century avant-garde movement in art and literature. Popularised by Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, surrealism sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind by, for example, the irrational juxtaposition...

The history of 3D printing in relation to the visual arts

Stephen Hoskins

Professor Stephen Hoskins is the Hewlett Packard Professor of Fine Print and Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England Bristol, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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3D Printing : For Artists, Designers and Makers

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...This chapter outlines the history of 3D printing technology, its rise as an industrial prototyping process developed for engineers and industrial designers and its parallel history as a medium for visual artists.I have focused...

Art Nouveau

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Rooted in romanticism and symbolism, art nouveau(the new art) describes a richly ornamental style of decoration, architecture and art that developed during 1894–1914. Art nouveau is characterised by undulating lines, sinuous curves...

Bauhaus

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...In 1923 Kandinsky proposed that there was a universal relationship between the three basic shapes and the three primary colours (above). He believed the yellow triangle to be the most active and dynamic through to the passive, cold, blue...

Modernism

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Modernism (1890–1940) through the cubist, surrealist and Dadaist movements was shaped by the industrialisation and urbanisation of Western society. Modernists, including the De Stijl, constructivism and Bauhaus movements, departed from...