Principles of Visual Communication > Readings & Materials


TWC 5/411
Spring 2003

Arizona State University, East Campus

Course files have been archived offline except for readings and graduate student projects

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Available in the Williams Campus Bookstore or an online source such as or

Tufte, Edward. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative.
Williams, Robin. The Non-Designer's Design Book

Several articles & book chapters available online, via PDF, on myASU/Blackboard.

Berry, Lloyd E., ed. The Geneva Bible: A Facsimile of the 1560 Edition. University of Wisconsin Press, 1969.

Kinross, Robin. "The Rhetoric of Neutrality." Design Issues 2 (1985).

Knupfer, Nancy. "The Effects of White Space around Graphics Within Text."Journal of Visual Literacy 2 (1990)

Robertson, Keith.  “On White Space / When Less is More.” In Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design, 1994

Wysocki, Anne Frances. "Impossibly Distinct: On Form/Content and Word/Image in Two Pieces of Computer-based Interactive Multimedia." Computers and Composition 18 (2001) 209-234.

On Library Reserve

Bang, Molly. Picture This: How Pictures Work. Seastar Books, 1991; 2000.
Finke, Gail Deibler. White Graphics: The Power of White in Graphic Design

Hooks, Bell. Art on My Mind: Visual Politics
Meggs & McKelvey. Revival of the Fittest: Digital Versions of Classic Typefaces
Communication Arts: Back Issues
Critique: Back Issues
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