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ADRI research seminar: Sue Walker
Thursday 17 January at 17:30 in room G230, The Grove, Hendon Campus

ADRI research seminar with Sue Walker (University of Reading):

Isotype books for children: approaches to visual organization and graphic techniques for explanation

The children’s books produced by the Isotype Institute in the middle decades of the twentieth century used a remarkable range of approaches and graphic techniques to explain often complex and difficult things. These approaches and techniques formed part of a toolkit used by Marie Neurath and her team in the transformation of complex information so that young readers could understand it.
This illustrated talk presents examples of the books and looks at some of the ways that sometimes complicated ideas were explained to children through visual means.
This work is part of the Isotype Revisted project.


About the presenter:

Professor Sue Walker from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at University of Reading undertakes research in the analysis and description of graphic language, and in the history, theory and practice of information design. She has held a number of senior positions within the University, most recently as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She has 5 children and is a partner in the design consultancy, Text Matters.


Location: Room G230, The Grove, Hendon Campus, Middlesex University

Time: Thursday 17 January 2013 at 17:30


Light refreshments are available.