Friday, 26 March 2010

Ways of Seeing, John Berger

This is a great little book for a number of reasons. I like short reads – books I can finish the same day I begin them. The design of this book is excellent – Richard Hollis originally designed it and the version below is a re-design by YES. One very interesting feature of this book is the cover design – the main text begins on the cover and continues on the first recto page. Its readability is also very strong; its use of a medium/bold type style with good line spacing and a lightweight style for key words makes a lot of sense. The actual content of the book is engaging too, of course. Two/three chapters are solely made up of images to encourage the reader to extract an argument from their coupling, juxtaposition, ordering and selection.

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