Reviews: Design Language, Interpretive Edition

Fiber Arts Magazine

It may be hard for artists to remember a time when they weren't using words such as anthropomorphic, monumentality, and positive/negative. For new practitioners and beginning students - or their teachers - McCreight offers sixty concise vocabulary lessons, in a series of two-page spreads with illustrations and commentary intended to take the mystery out of commonly used design terms. McCreight, a veteran teacher who writes about jewelry and design, developed this book as a sequel to his earlier textbook, Design Language, which was designed to fit into toolboxes. This slightly larger format (8 1/2" x 8 1/2") includes a foreword by Museum of Arts and Design chief curator David Revere McFadden.