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Prentice Hall graphic communications dictionary
Lyons, Daniel J.
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Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [2000]

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xiii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Z118 .L96 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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For undergraduate courses in printing, photography, design, computing, digital imaging, multimedia, or any course requiring verbal Graphic Communications skills. Also a handy reference for professors and professionals.

This all-in-one reference describes the Graphic Communication terminologies and their individual meanings. It covers in detail the basic terms every student faces as well as the confusing array of multiple meanings, expanding the lexicon to include words which will be necessary as they progress in their respective fields.

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Lyons's comprehensive communications dictionary contains some 5,500 entries covering areas from animation and art to topography and Web design. Each definition is written in clear and easily interpreted language, and many definitions include small graphic images to help reinforce the lexical meanings of the terms. Not a book that will be read from cover to cover, it will be useful in understanding the myriad terms daily bombarding us in publications and news reports. Students in graphic and media arts programs will find this resource welcome, even though all terms and definitions it contains are available from other sources. Many terms (e.g., "Linotype," "fotomatrix") are included only for historical reference, as they are not used in general graphic applications today. Students trying to gain a historical perspective on graphic communications will find these definitions particularly helpful. As would be expected, Internet and computer related terminology predominates. Undergraduate and graduate collections. J. M. King; formerly, University of Georgia

Table of Contents

1 Alphabetical Word Listings
2 Graphic Associations, Organizations, Phones and Web Sites
3 Journals, Publications, Magazines and Other Resources
4 Shorthand References: Abbreviations and Acronyms