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Created exclusively for the iPad and Mac OSX...

Design: A Beginner's Handbook incorporates Multi-Touch navigation, animations and browsable photo galleries. Readers can highlight passages, take digital notes, create study cards and find word definitions...without leaving the page they are reading.

Written for everyone...

Design: A Beginner's Handbook is written in a direct, easy-to-read style intended for beginning art and design students as well as crafters, hobbyists and the general public. Topics are explained with text, animations and diagrams. Each page is generously illustrated with artwork or photographs showing the elements and principles of design at work in the everyday world.

With classic content in a brand new form...

And linked to the world...

Each chapter of Design: A Beginner's Handbook concludes with practical exercises that ask readers to apply their newly gained knowledge and explore what professional artists and designers have done with similar topics. These exercises are linked to Facebook and Pinterest pages where you will find additional information and a growing community of our readers.

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The book has 15 chapters, each devoted to a separate element or principle of design:

Dot Point

Line

Shape

Space

Texture

Value

Color

Unity Variety

Balance

The Grid

Emphasis Focal Point

Scale Proportion

Pattern Repitition

Rhythm

Motion Time

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A design book for today...

Available from Apple's iBooks Store. Download a free sample or purchase the complete book.

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