Visual design principles - books or resources?
I am interested in finding out more about visual design principles that are associated with visual media and wondering if anyone knows or can recommend books or resources as a self-learning process.
Not looking specifically for "photo composition" books but something that addresses gestalt theory, proximity, weight etc in visuals - that could be applied to photographs as well as paintings/graphics etc.
Odd query, but the learned of APUG may be able to assist! Happy to try to clarify any queries about this request.
Take a look at these Books on Composition which I found useful
Perception & Imaging, second edition, Richard D. Zakin, Focal Press 0-240-80466-X
Books on Composition, 50th Anniversary Printing, The New Version, Rudolf Arnheim, University of California Press, 978-0-520-24383-S
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Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
I have the same interest as you and have buyed the following books:
- "The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos" - Michael Freeman;
- "The Photograph: Composition & Color Design: Composition and Color Design" - Harald Mante;
The last is the one !