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Writing for Visual Thinkers A Guide for Artists and Designers

ISBN: 9780321767455 | 0321767454
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: New Riders
Pub. Date: 3/31/2011

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Writing can be a challenge, especially for artists and designers who tend to be more visual than verbal. Writing for Visual Thinkers: A Guide for Artists and Designersis designed to help people who think in pictures-a segment of learners that by some estimates includes almost 30 percent of the population-gain skills and confidence in their writing abilities. Writing for Visual Thinkersapproaches the craft of writing from many directions, all with the ultimate goal of unblocking the reader's verbal potential. It offers a guide to mind mapping, concept mapping, freewriting, brainwriting, word lists and outlines, as well as provides student examples, tips on writing grant proposals, reasons for keeping a blog and more. Critique methods, criticism, narrative and storytelling, hypertext, editing, graphic novels and comics, and many more topics round out this groundbreaking book. Both experimental and pragmatic, Andrea Marks's methods will result in stronger, more verbally confident artists and designers. This book comes with eBook and ePub versions included on a CD bundled into the back of the book. The electronic versions take full advantage of rich media and include a wealth of imaes and links to articles, books, websites, blogs, wikis, video, and audio podcasts. Marks offers a feast for the eyes--from Leonardo da Vinci's sketchbooks to video of Jack Kerouac's On the Road scroll--adding depth and dimension to the written word and encouraging readers to explore their thoughts and ideas in text. The print book also contains handy workbook and sketchbook pages. Developed in partnership with AIGA, this book is for the visual learners everywhere who have always wanted--or needed!--to improve their writing skills, whether they specialize in graphic design, web design, industrial design, interior design, allied design, or fashion design.

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