Hello World A Life In Ham Radio


Author : Danny Gregory
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2003-03
Pages : 255
ISBN : 156898281X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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DESCRIPTION : To an outsider, the world of ham radio is one of basement transmitters, clunky microphones, Morse code, and crackly, possibly clandestine, worldwide communications, a world both mysterious and geeky. But the real story is a lot more interesting: indeed, there are more than two million operators worldwide, including people like Walter Cronkite and Priscilla Presley. Gandhi had a ham radio, as do Marlon Brando and Juan Carlos, king of Spain. Hello World takes us on a seventy-year odyssey through the world of ham radio. From 1927 until his death in 2001, operator Jerry Powell transmitted radio signals from his bedroom in Hackensack, New Jersey, touring the worlds most remote locations and communicating with people from Greenland to occupied Japan. Once he made contact with a fellow ham operator, he exchanged postcards known as QSLs cards with them. For seven decades, Powell collected hundreds of these cards, documenting his fascinating career in amateur radio and providing a dazzling graphic inventory of people and places far flung. This book is both an introduction to the fascinating world of ham and a visual feast for anyone interested in the universal language of graphic design.



Author : Kristen Haring
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2007
Pages : 220
ISBN : 9780262083553
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Performing Arts
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DESCRIPTION : A history of ham radio culture: how ham radio enthusiasts formed identity and community through their technical hobby, from the 1930s through the Cold War.



Author : Tara McPherson
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2008
Pages : 259
ISBN : 9780262134958
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Education
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DESCRIPTION : How emergent practices and developments in young people's digital media can result intechnological innovation or lead to unintended learning experiences and unanticipated socialencounters.



Author : Stefan Bucher
Publisher : Rockport Publishers
Release : 2006-02-01
Pages : 208
ISBN : 9781610601573
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Design
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DESCRIPTION : All Access takes a "before they were stars" look at twenty-five giants in the graphic design industry by juxtaposing an edited selection of the stars' greatest hits with their "pre-fame" work. Author Stefan Bucher showcases their visual history, the first pieces that made them stars, their transitional work, and the eventual breakthrough pieces that caused their names to be known around the world. Insightful text exploring mentors, education, and eureka moments complement this visual timeline illustrating the journey from struggling novice to master designer. In addition to the twenty-five giants, Bucher also profiles twenty of the most exciting upcoming design stars from around the globe. As with the masters, Bucher explores their road to early success, and showcases the work that is currently lifting these young designers into the spotlight. These are their early days, yet the work they are producing is groundbreaking and inspiring.



Author : Paul Sahre
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2008-03-20
Pages : 255
ISBN : 1568987099
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Architecture
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DESCRIPTION : In 2001, when graphic designer Paul Sahre rented a summer home in Montauk, his retreat turned out to be a relic: it was one of only 200 or so cookie-cutter beach houses built in the mid-1960s as part of the Leisurama housing project. Sold by Macy's, Leisurama homes were both affordable and all-inclusive; their boxy, simply designed interiors came fully furnished and accessorized -- all buyers needed were 'groceries and a key.' The houses were immensely popular but ultimately unprofitable, and thus sadly short-lived. Sahre's fascinating study of Leisurama's brand identity, marketing effort, and mid-century modern design presents a passionately visual and contextually dense study. All told, it's a revelatory history of how prefab became fabulous.



Author : Ned Drew
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2005-08-11
Pages : 192
ISBN : 1568984979
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Design
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DESCRIPTION : We all know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time we walk into a bookstore or pull a book off a tightly packed shelf. It's really not something we should be ashamed about, for it reinforces something we sincerely believe: design matters. At its best, book cover design is an art that transcends the publisher's commercial imperativesto reflect both an author's ideas and contemporary cultural values in a vital, intelligent, and beautiful way. In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated history, authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger establish American book cover design as a tradition of sophisticated, visual excellence that has put shape to our literary landscape. By Its Cover traces the story of the American book cover from its inception as a means of utilitarian protection for the book to its current status as an elaborately produced form of communication art. It is, at once, the intertwined story of American graphic design and American literature, and features the work of such legendary figures as Rockwell Kent, E. McKnight Kauffer, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, Rudy deHarak, and Roy Kuhlman along with more recent and contemporary innovators including Push Pin Studios, Chermayeff & Geismar, Karen Goldberg, Chip Kidd, and John Gall.



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Release : 2003
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ISBN : MINN:31951P008608730
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Category : Advertising
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Release : 2004
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ISBN : UOM:39015058892004
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Category : Computer graphics
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Release : 2003
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ISBN : UVA:X006157903
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Category : Radio
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Release : 2003
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ISBN : UOM:39015058308647
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Category : Art
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