A Book About Design

Complicated Doesn't Make It Good

Mark Gonyea

Henry Holt and Co.

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Design is all about the perception of size, shape, and color.

A fabulous and fun introduction to the concepts of design

A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Good takes a most creative approach to introducing young (and not-so-young) readers to the fundamental elements of design. Using simple shapes, lines, and a sense of humor, this book explains why complicated doesn't make it good-and why that matters. Mark Gonyea opens up the world of design and makes it accessible to young artists and non-artists alike.

A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection
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Watch this video for an interview with Mark Gonyea, discussing his book A Book About Design. He talks about why he wrote the book and how we use design in our daily lives. He also talks about A Book About Color, and shows us excerpts from the book. Gonyea is interviewed by Paul Larson for Mountain Lake PBS's program Author Visits, which explores the inspiration behind books, the story of their creation, and insight into the writing and publishing process.

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About the Author

Mark Gonyea

Mark Gonyea was born in upstate New York and spent the majority of his childhood consuming cartoons, video games, and monster movies. Little did he realize this was to be the essential groundwork for a career in cartooning and graphic design. He lives in Vermont.

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A Book About Design
Complicated Doesn't Make It Good
Mark Gonyea

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805075755
ISBN10: 0805075755
Picture Book
8 x 8 inches, 144 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$21.95
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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