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The Power of Persuasion: Understand the Psychology of Persuasion, Influence Human Behavior, and Get Others to Do What You Want. (Print copy) by Master the Art of Persuasion, Develop Rich Relationships, Influence Others to Do What You Want and Turbo-charge Your Career and Life! If you want to succeed in life or career; regardless of your industry, profession (not just marketing or sales profession), location, age, gender or any other aspect, you need to become more persuasive, you need to influence people. You cannot do it all on your own - you need people to leverage your efforts and get results faster. Persuasion is not merely for marketing and sales people - it's the basic life skill that every human being needs to sell their view point, ideas and get people along- everyone is into salesmanship. If you ever struggled in getting others on your side; if you think people don't pay attention to your logics and arguments; if your voice goes unheard - it means you lack basic persuasion skills. It means you need to learn this skill of persuasion. If you have always doubted whether persuasion is for you and therefore avoided learning and applying this life-changing skills, then you are already moving in the right direction. THE POWER OF PERSUASION will bust all your misconceptions about whether your need persuasion and what role it plays in your life. This is your essential guide to get started and will teach you how to persuade others, learn how to influence people and make friends, and leverage the power of people to get things done in lesser time. THE POWER OF PERSUASION will teach you: How persuasion is different from manipulation and why you need to become more persuasive in every area of your life. What exactly you gain if you know how to influence and how badly you suffer if you are totally unpersuasive. Learn the 7 key Steps to mastering the art of persuasion. 90% of human to human communication is nonverbal. Understand and master the body language principles and convince others through an effective posturing. Master the key signals your need to send for maximum persuasion. 8 practical approaches to make people comfortable being around you and how to effectively initiate and lead conversation to rewarding results. Effective storytelling techniques to instantly build rapport and trust with someone and transform them into your fans. People do business with people they like - understand the science of likeability and what to do and what to avoid to become more likeable. Learn the tips and tricks to use social proof to your advantage. And Much more. THE POWER OF PERSUASION doesn't merely regurgitates some already available material available in sales or marketing books, rather it supports its analysis with proper scientific and psychological studies about human behaviour and psychology. If you are really keen to master negotiation skills to your advantage (without manipulating); if you want to build rich personal and professional relationships; if you want to deliver the best through leveraging the power of people, and get best results- you must learn this life-changing skill. You must learn the art of persuasion. Go Ahead and Grab The Power Of Persuasion Today, Negotiate Smarter and Influence Others to Do What You Want.
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Publication Date: 2019-06-10
Visible Signs. 3rd edn. (Print Copy) by Basic semiotic theories are taught in most art schools as part of a contextual studies program, but many students find it difficult to understand how these ideas might impact on their own practice. Visible Signs tackles this problem by introducing key theories and concepts, such as signs and signifiers, and language and speech, within the framework of visual communication. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular facet of semiotic theory, with inspiring examples from graphic design, typography, illustration, advertising and art to illustrate the ideas discussed in the text. Creative exercises at the end of the book will help exemplify these ideas through practical application. The third edition of Visible Signs features new material from international designers and new creative exercises to accompany each chapter. This new edition also features a new design and layout.
Call Number: 302.2 CRO
Publication Date: 2015-11-19
A Smile in the Mind - Revised and Expanded Edition (print copy) by Forty years of "witty thinking" from over 500 designers, including hundreds of visual examples and interviews with the world's top practitioners First published in 1996, A Smile in the Mindrapidly became one of the most influential books in graphic design - a rich sourcebook of design ideas and an entertaining guide to the techniques behind witty thinking. Now extensively revised and updated, this book explores the powerful role of wit in graphic design, making the case for wit, as the magical element that builds the world's biggest brands and engages people with messages that matter. Packed with illustrations showcasing the use of wit by today's practitioners alongside classic examples, A Smile in the Mindbrings together the best projects from around the world and across the decades. The different routes designers can take are examined and illustrated with inspirational examples, exploring wit by technique (such as ambiguity, substitution and double takes), application (including posters, packaging and data visualization) and business area, spanning digital, retail, arts and culture, politics and even matters of life and death. The book also features interviews with legendary designers past and present, answering the biggest question of all: how did they get the idea? Designers offer a glimpse into their private working methods and thought processes, and reveal the inspiration behind classic pieces of work. Showcasing forty years of witty thinking and including over 1,000 projects and 500 designers and creative thinkers, A Smile in the Mindis an essential compendium of contemporary designs and a celebration of classic pieces, resulting in the definitive guide to wit in graphic design. Written with humour and insight, it offers designers a friendly read, a helpful sourcebook and a trigger for ideas.
Call Number: 741.6
Publication Date: 2016-02-15
Visual Research: an introduction to research methodologies in graphic design. 3rd edn. (Print Copy) by Packed with more than 200 colour illustrations, Visual Research explores a range of research methods that can be used by graphic designers and visual communicators in the development of clear and purposeful design solutions. The book introduces key terms and theories that underlie design research; examining the importance of visual grammar and design literacy, audience, communication theory and semiotics. Each chapter features case studies that demonstrate how the use of research methods can form the basis of effective visual communication and design problem solving, eschewing end product analysis for a discussion of the way research feeds into the design process. The third edition features new case studies in each chapter, updated design exercises and a new chapter on design-led tools and information design methods, in relation to both print and on-screen design.
Call Number: 741.6072 NOB
Publication Date: 2016-03-24
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Art and Visual Perception: a psychology of the creative eye. Rev and expanded end. (Print copy) by Since its publication fifty years ago, this work has established itself as a classic. It casts the visual process in psychological terms and describes the creative way one's eye organizes visual material according to specific psychological premises. In 1974 this book was revised and expanded, and since then it has continued to burnish Rudolf Arnheim's reputation as a groundbreaking theoretician in the fields of art and psychology.
Call Number: 701.15 ARN
Publication Date: 2004
A Primer of Visual Literacy (Print Copy) by Responding to the need she so clearly perceives, Ms. Dondis, a designer and teacher of broad experience, has provided a beginning text for art and design students and a basic text for all other students ;those who do not intend to become artists or designers but who need to acquire the essential skills of understanding visual communication at a time when so much information is being studied and transmitted in non-verbal modes, especially through photography and film. Understanding through seeing only seems to be an obviously intuitive process. Actually, developing the visual sense is something like learning a language, with its own special alphabet, lexicon, and syntax. People find it necessary to be verbally literate whether they are "writers": or not; they should find it equally necessary to be visually literate, "artists" or not.This primer is designed to teach students the interconnected arts of visual communication. The subject is presented, not as a foreign language, but as a native one that the student "knows" but cannot yet "read." The analogy provides a useful teaching method, in part because it is not overworked or too rigorously applied. This method of learning to see and read visual data has already been proved in practice, in settings ranging from Harlem to suburbia.Appropriately, the book makes some of its most telling points through visual means. Numerous illustrated examples are employed to clarify the basic elements of design (teach an alphabet), to show how they are used in simple syntactic combinations ("See Jane run."), and finally, to present the meaningful synthesis of visual information that is a finished work of art (the apprehension of poetry...).
Call Number: 701.18 DON
Publication Date: 1974
Concerning the Spiritual in Art. (Print copy) by Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) was a fantastic Russian painter who is credited for painting the first modern abstract works.
Call Number: 701.17 KAN
Publication Date: 2010
Reading Images. 3rd edn. (Print copy) by This second edition of the landmark textbook Reading Imagesbuilds on its reputation as the first systematic and comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Drawing on an enormous range of examples from children's drawings to textbook illustrations, photo-journalism to fine art, as well as three-dimensional forms such as sculpture and toys, the authors examine the ways in which images communicate meaning. Features of this fully updated second edition include: new material on moving images and on colour a discussion of how images and their uses have changed through time websites and web-based images ideas on the future of visual communication. Reading Imagesfocuses on the structures or 'grammar' of visual design - colour, perspective, framing and composition - provides the reader with an invaluable 'tool-kit' for reading images and makes it a must for anyone interested in communication, the media and the arts.
Call Number: 741.6 KRE
Publication Date: 2006
Art and Illusion: a study in the psychology of pictorial representation. 6th edn. (Print copy) by Described by Kenneth Clark as 'one of the most brilliant books of art criticism that I have ever read', Art and Illusionis a classic study of image-making. It seeks to answer a simple question: why is there such a thing as style? The question may be simple but there is no easy answer, and Professor Gombrich's brilliant and wide-ranging exploration of the history and psychology of pictorial representation leads him into countless crucial areas. Gombrich examines, questions and re-evaluates old and new ideas on such matters as the imitation of nature, the function of tradition, the problem of abstraction, the validity of perspective and the interpretation of expression: all of which reveal that pictorial representation is far from being a straightforward matter. First published more than 40 years ago, Art and Illusionhas lost none of its vitality and importance. In applying the findings of experimental science to a nuanced understanding of art and in tackling complex ideas and theoretical issues, Gombrich is rigorous. Yet he always retains a sense of wonder at the inexhaustible capacity of the human brain, and at the subtlety of the relationships involved in seeing the world and in making and seeing art. With profound knowledge and his exceptional gift for clear exposition, he advances each argument as an hypothesis to be tested. The problems of representation are forever fundamental to the history of art: Art and Illusionremains an essential text for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of art. For the sixth edition Professor Gombrich has written an entirely new 12-page preface, in which he makes use of the distinction between an image and a sign, so as to clarify his intentions in writing the book in the first place.
Call Number: 701.15 GOM
Publication Date: 2004
Design Without Boundaries: visual communication in transition. (Print copy) by This text provides a collection of British design writer Rick Poyner's journalism and criticism on graphic design, communication, and media themes throughout the 1990s. It explores the ways in which experimental typography and image-making are collapsing the boundaries between art and design.
Call Number: 741.6 POY
Publication Date: 2000
Basic Design: the dynamics fo visual form. 2nd rev. edn. (Print copy) by The second revised edition of this classic book integrates text and pictures more clearly than in previous editions. Further illustrations have been added to include more colour diagrams and examples of current work done by students in recent years. The revisions were made by the author's widow, a lecturer in art.
Call Number: 745.4 SAS
Publication Date: 2007
Visual communications: 12 Ideas for Visual Communication by All work involving design utilizes and draws together the principles of visual communication in different combinations and emphases. This creates a kit of almost endless resources, which makes possible the creation of the most diverse solutions. Each of the projects selected for this book makes the basic principle chosen for them evident. At the same time it becomes clear that only the harmonious combination and intensity of these resources can provide compelling and unique solutions. The first principle - content and form - is the basis for all following ones and is an integral component of visual communication. Only when content and form correspond and pull together all communicative aspects in a single strand, information, ideas and complex interactions can be bundled, structured and conveyed in an understandable, plausible and attractive way - far beyond the usual conceptions, fashionable trends and routine manifestations, marked by superficiality and computer-generated possibilities. The additional principles like perception, colour, three-dimensionality, illustration, typography etc. proceed perforce from content and form. This text is in English and German.
Call Number: 741.6 WAI
Publication Date: 2010