Introducing selected titles:
Ethics and the Visual Arts by Elaine A. King and Gail Levin (editors) published by Allworth press in 2006. Questions of ethics in the art world usually receive little attention until breaches force issues into public eye. Many ethical violations also constitute illegal acts. Illegal and unethical behavior in the corporate and business worlds continues to proliferate and no longer shock us… The nineteen authors whose essays are included in this anthology range from emerging young scholars to experienced professionals. The are presenting some of the most pressing ethical issues confronting art professionals today. Elaine A king is a professor of Art History and Critical Theory at the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. She has served as a museum director, curator, appraisal, and critic. Gail Levin is the author and professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
The Elements of Graphic Design by Alex W. White published by Allworth Press in 2002. To design means to plan, the process of design is used to bring order from chaos and randomness. Readers respond to consistent page structure. By having too much of a good thing could be a problem. Readers have to being given too much information at once - it is not good, their response is to avoid it… This important book will teach how to define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts; use scale, color, and position to guide the viewer through levels of importance; employ white space as a significant component of design and not merely as background; and much more. Alex W. white has shaped the design of many magazines and identity programs. He has been a consultant and has lectured widely. He is the award-winning author.