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Reading information: using graphic language to enhance engagement with children's books

Walker, S. ORCID: (2022) Reading information: using graphic language to enhance engagement with children's books. In: Hagen, A. M. (ed.) Mediation and children's reading: relationships, intervention and organization from the eighteenth century to the present. Lehigh University Press, Lanham, Maryland, pp. 125-145. ISBN 9781611463262

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This chapter considers how printers, publishers and designers used images and text in non-fiction books for children in the middle decades of the twentieth century. It traces the move away from printer-driven conventions to show how designer-led approaches came to determine a book’s use of text and image with the needs of young readers in mind. While the chapter makes brief mention of Noel Carrington, Marie Neurath, Paul Redmayne and others known for the contributions they made to illustration and graphic design, many of the books under discussion were not associated with a particular author or designer. They were ‘ordinary’ information books that children may have encountered at school.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP)
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Typography & Graphic Communication
ID Code:106558
Publisher:Lehigh University Press

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