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Graphic Design for Architects


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Introduction: Architects for Graphic Design Part 1: Presenting Yourself 1. Portfolios 2. Resumes Part 2: Presenting to an Audience 3. Competitions 4. Presentations 5. Books Part 3: Architectural Communication 6. Diagrams 7. Information Graphics 8. Maps Part 4: Communication as Architecture 8. Signage and Wayfinding 9. Super Graphics

About the Author

Karen Lewis is an architect, educator and designer who works at the intersection of information, architecture and landscape. Her design work and research in infrastructural systems, data visualization and graphic techniques have been recognized internationally. Currently Karen Lewis is a tenured professor on the architecture faculty at the Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, USA.


`By clearly demonstrating, both as an example itself as well as through explaining its procedures, the numerous formats and techniques within architecture's extended field of production and reproduction (Portfolios, RFQs, Proposal Books - the extensive combinations of images, texts, diagrams, and spreadsheets that are, in total, and in various permutations, the architect's mode d'emploi) Graphic Design for Architects is not only a useful subject, but also a required skill, and now a necessary volume for any architect's studio bookshelf.' - John McMorrough, Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA

'Graphic Design for Architects - A Manual for Visual Communication is a comprehensive overview that is compelling for both written content and the wide-ranging use of graphic examples in the book. The combination of interviews together with numerous contributors adds a wealth of experience and knowledge into this work. I'm fairly certain that most readers will learn something from this book as it is filled with examples and alternative approaches. For the non-architect, this book will reveal some the architectural secret-sauce that is commonly seen on project sights - thereby helping the reader to appreciate what the architect was trying to do with his presentation.' - Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine

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