Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cunningham, Kevin. Computer Graphics from Concept to Consumer.

Cunningham, Kevin.  Computer Graphics from Concept to Consumer.  Scholastic/Childrens Press     2013  64p   $22.50  ISBN 978-0-531-26520-8  series: Calling All Innovators  elem/ms  Nonfiction  VG  

The very first page of this book hooks the reader with a full-page color picture of Nemo (from Finding Nemo) accompanied by a short definition of innovation”, along with a question for the reader asking if he or she has what it takes to choose a career in computer graphics.  A unique page layout and the use of selected fonts and colors add excitement throughout the book. Illustrations, photographs, text boxes, quotations and captions provide further information and clarity.

In addition to the visual appeal there is the very informative text.  There is clear and concise information related to the future of computer graphics as a field, examples of current graphics, and an interview with a digital artist. Specific examples provide clear connections for readers and validate concepts.

This visually and textually exciting book will
appeal to young readers.  Aside from the engaging information in the text, the inclusion of a table of contents, career stats, bibliographical references, a glossary and a comprehensive index make this a useful research tool.

Summary: This book provides information about the innovative career of computer graphics artist and discusses various aspects of the field with examples.

Computer graphics                                           --Virginia McGarvey

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