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Design And Technical Art
ISBN: 9781403482891
Author: Spilsbury, Richard
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
Published: October 2006
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Presents the art of industrial design, discussing the process from conception to finished product and describing how design affects such areas of everyday life as buildings, transportation, computers, food, and entertainment devices.
Additional Information
Target Grade: 7-9
Grade level: 7-9
Physical Information: 11.50" H x 9.25" L x 0.50" W
Bargain Category: Middle School, High School, Art/Music
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring)
This series provides information about various art- and design-related professions. Although the content and writing are acceptable, the books suffer from some repetition, both within each book and across the series. Also, generalized statements and vague explanations may undermine the reader's confidence in the material. Each book contains do-it-yourself tasks and a reference guide. Photos and other pictures illustrate most pages. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Art Off the Wall titles: [cf2]Illusion Art[cf1], [cf2]Computer Game and Film Graphics[cf1], [cf2]Cartoons and Animation[cf1], [cf2]Comics and Graphic Novels[cf1], and [cf2]Design and Technical Art[cf1].] Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 May)

Gr 3-6 –While the authors give some background about the art forms featured in these volumes, the focus is really on what it takes to have a career in any of these fields. The format will appeal to reluctant readers; information is presented in simple paragraphs with helpful headings, along with plenty of interesting color illustrations. Sidebars about real-life practitioners and "Try it yourself" activities are included. Illusion Art seems to be the least practical of the four titles, yet perhaps the most interesting for general browsing or use by kids who love to draw and want to create something to impress their friends. Design does a nice job of showing how computer-aided design works in places such as the automobile and aviation industries. And what kid doesn't dream of creating the coolest graphic novel ever, or of becoming an animator on the next Pixar project? These books would be useful in most career sections.–Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ

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