Bibliography – Visual Design

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Dondis, D. A Primer of Visual Literacy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1973.

Hanks, Kurt and Larry Belliston. Draw! A Visual Approach to Thinking, Learning, and Communicating. Los Altos, CA: William Kaufmann, 1977.

Hashimoto, Alan. Visual Design Fundamentals: A Digital Approach, 2nd ed. Charles River Media, 2006.

Lupton, Ellen and Jennifer Cole Phillips. Graphic Design: The New Basics. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2008.

Resnick, Elizabeth. Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2003.

White, Alexander. The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type. New York, NY: Allworth Press, 2002.

Zeegan, Lawrence. Fundamentals of Illustration. Switzerland: AVA Publishing, 2006.


ANSI. Safety Color Code for Marking Physical Hazards. New York, NY: American National Standards Institute, 1979.

DeGrandis, Luigina. Theory and Use of Color. New York, NY: Abrams, 1986.

Itten, Joseph. The Elements of Color. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971.

Thorell, Lisa G. and Wanda J. Smith. Using Computer Color Effectively: An Illustrated Reference. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990.

White, Jan V. Color for the Electronic Age. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 1990.

Wong, Wecius. Principles of Color Design. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1987.


Arnheim, Rudolph. Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1974.

Arnheim, Rudolph. Visual Thinking. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1969.

Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. UK: Norwich, 1977.

Bertin, J. Semiology of Graphics. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.

Douglas, Phil N. Communicating with Pictures. Chicago, IL: Lawrence Ragan Communications, 1976.

Dwyer, Francis M. A Guide for Improving Visualized Instruction. State College, PA: Learning Services, 1972.

Fiell, Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Contemporary Graphic Design. Taschen, 2007.

Horton, William K. Illustrating Computer Documentation: The Art of Presenting Information Graphically on Paper and Online. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Marcus, Aaron. Graphic Design for Electronic Documents and User Interfaces. New York, NY: ACM Press, 1992.

Paivio, Allan. Imagery and Verbal Processes. New York, NY: Holt Reinhart, and Winston, 1971.

Rimmer, Steve. The Graphic File Toolkit. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992.

Ruszkiewicz, J., D. Anderson, and C. Friend. Beyond Words: Reading and Writing in a Visual Age. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006.

Schmid, Calvin F. and Stanton E. Schmid. Handbook of Graphic Presentation. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1979.

Tufte, Edward R. Envisioning Information. Chesire, CT: Graphics Press, 1990.

Tufte, Edward R. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1997.

Ware, Colin. Visual Thinking: for Design. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann, 2008.

White, Jan V. Graphic Design for the Electronic Age. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 1988.

Graphs. Charts, Diagrams

Enrick, Norbert L. Handbook of Effective Graphic and Tabular Communication. Huntington, NY: Robert E. Kreiger, 1980.

Holmes, Nigel. Designer’s Guide to Creating Charts and Diagrams. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 1984.

Lefferts, Robert. How to Prepare Charts and Graphs for Effective Reports. New York, NY: Barnes & Noble, 1982.

Robbins, Naomi B. Creating More Effective Graphs. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Robertson, Bruce. How to Draw Charts and Diagrams. Cincinnati, OH: North Light Books, 1988.

Tufte, Edward R. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd ed. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 2001.


Craig, J. and B. Barton. Thirty Centuries of Graphic Design. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 1987.

Hollis, R. Graphic Design: A Concise History. London, UK: Thames and Hudson, 1994.


Cirlot, J.E. A Dictionary of Symbols, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Philosophical Library, 1982.

Cooper, J.C. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols. London, UK: Thames and Hudson, 1978.

Dreyfuss, Henry. Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984.

Frutiger, Adrian. Signs and Symbols: Their Design and Meaning. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1989.

Helfman, Elizabeth S. Signs and Symbols Around the World. New York, NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1967.

Horton, William K. The Icon Book: Visual Symbols for Computer Systems and Documentation. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1994.

Liungman, C. G. Dictionary of Symbols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1991.

Modley, Rudolph. Handbook of Pictorial Symbols. New York, NY: Dover, 1976.

Rudolf and Modley, William R. Myers, and Diana G. Comer. Handbook of Pictorial Symbols: 3250 Examples from International Sources. Dover, 1977.


Harris, Robert L. Information Graphics: A Comprehensive Reference. Atlanta, GA: Management Graphics, 1996.

Samara, Timothy. Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual. Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2007.


McIntire, Penny. Visual Design for the Modern Web. New Riders Press, 2007.

Weinman, Lynda. Designing Web Graphics, 4th ed. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders Press, 2002.


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