Book on Grids?

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Troy McCallister's picture
Joined: 18 Dec 2002 - 9:53am
Book on Grids?
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Hello
I’ve recently read Muller-Brockman’s “Grid Systems” (which was very helpful) and I’m looking for another — ideally more contemporary — book on using grids in graphic design. Can anyone recommend a really good one?

Thanks.

Paul Yamagata-Madlon's picture
Joined: 10 May 2003 - 11:00am
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I recently ordered “Making & Breaking Grid: A Layout Design Workshop” by Tim Samara for my school library. I just went to take a second look at it for you, but someone has it out. So, what I tell you is from memory of a flip-through; someone else here might give a better review.

It had a nice collection and analysis of some simple to complex uses of the grid and uses this to discuss grid options. I read the review at Amazon and it pointed out some editing errors, which it may have had. It wasn’t a perfect book, but I too had been looking for a contemporary compliment to the M

Jes�ús de Francisco's picture
Joined: 15 Oct 2002 - 11:00am
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I read a good review about The Designer and the Grid on Eye magazine.

Jes�ús de Francisco's picture
Joined: 15 Oct 2002 - 11:00am
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I have also Karl Gerstner, Visual Language and, although the book
is not specifically on grid systems, he goes on great lengths explaining
his use of the grid. I found it very useful.

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this is a great little book on proportion and composition:

geometry of design by Kimberly Elam
2001 Princeton Architectural Press