Book cover illustration design: a comparative study between selected Chinese and Malaysian history books (1990-2004)

Lei, Fang (2008) Book cover illustration design: a comparative study between selected Chinese and Malaysian history books (1990-2004). Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

This research is focused on a comparative study of selected book cover design illustration of Chinese and Malaysian history books. The main aim of this research is to identify the criteria of a good cover design illustration for history books. Each of the 40 history books selected is scrutinized under the criteria of analysis that include color impact, quality, layout and relevance to content on a scale instrument of 1-5. Aside from discovering the best and the weakest criteria, the research is also designed to uncover the best and weakest types of design illustration for history books from Malaysia and China. The research shows that the best criteria of book cover illustration used in Malaysian history books is the cover design illustration's relevance to content while the color impact and layout are the best criteria used in Chinese history books. Overall the best types of book cover design illustration for Malaysian history books is the photograph while drawing and painting is the best type found in Chinese history book covers. This research has highlighted the importance of a good cover design illustration in the publishing industry and its link to the art world.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Book cover design illustration, Chinese history books, Malaysian history books, Color impact, Quality, Layout, Relevance to content
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Arts Studies
ID Code:3780
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:29 May 2012 13:58
Last Modified:29 May 2012 13:58

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