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Graphic Design: Books

Call Number Ranges (for the catalog)

GT 500 - 2370 Costume. Dress. Fashion. 
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC 950 - 996 Illustration
NC 997 - 1003 Commercial / Advertising Art
NC 1300 - 1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc. 
NC 1800-1850 Posters
NC 1860 - 1896 Greeting cards, poster cards, invitations, book jackets, etc. 
ND Painting
NE Printmaking
NK Decorative Arts, Design History (aesthetics of decorative / applied art)
NK 1160 - 1590 Decoration and ornament, Design (design era summaries)
NK 1700 - 2195 Interior decoration
NK 6700 - 6790 Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels
PZ 1 - 90 Children's books
TR Photography
TS 195 - 198.8 Packaging
TS 1300 - 1865 Textile industries
TT 1 - 999 Handcrafts, Arts and Crafts (technical information on making things)
Z 242.9 - 264.5 Printing: as a business, layout, paper and ink, machinery, typography, desktop publishing, presswork

Books of interest

The Practice of Light

Author: Sean Cubitt

Publication Date: 2014

Design and the creation of value


Editors: John Heskett, Clive Dilnot, Suzan Boztepe, & Sharon Helmer Poggenpohl

Publication Date: 2017

Developing Citizen Designers - Print Only

Editor: Elizabeth Resnick

Publication Date: 2016

The designer's dictionary of color.

Authors: Sean Adams & Jessica Helfand

Publication Dates: 2017

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