Roy R. Behrens

Roy R. Behrens (designer, writer, teacher), 2022 X Avenue, Dysart, IA 52224, U.S.A. Email: roy.behrens@uni.edu.

Roy R. Behrens, Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa, has taught graphic design and design history for nearly 45 years at American colleges and universities. He has published seven books, hundreds of journal and magazine articles, and has appeared in interviews on NOVA, National Public Radio, Australian Public Radio, BBC, as well as in documentary films. His most recent book is Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City: Architectural Heart of the Prairie (Charleston, SC: History Press).

Books

Journal Articles

General Note

Abbott H. Thayer's Anticipation of a Computer-Based Method of Working

February 2001

The Mathematics of Architecture: Building by Numbers

August 1999

Topsy: William Morris

June 2001
Leonardo Reviews

Lipchitz and The Avantgarde: From Paris to New York

October 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Shigeru Ban: An Architect for Emergencies Directed by Michel Quinejure. First Run/Icarus Films, Brooklyn NY, U.S.A., 2006. VHS/DVD. 52 min. Distributor's web site: 〈http://www.frif.com

June 2008
Book Reviews

Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering The Lost Techniques of the Old Masters

August 2002

Design by Numbers

April 2000

Why Art Cannot Be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students

February 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Design Humor: The Art of Graphic Wit

October 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Forever Directed by Heddy Honigmann. First Run/Icarus Films, Brooklyn NY, U.S.A., 2006. VHS/DVD. 97 min. Distributor's web site: 〈http://www.frif.com

June 2008
Leonardo Reviews

Merz to ÉMigré and Beyond: Avant-Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century

August 2004

Merchant Prince and Master Builder: Edgar J. Kaufmann and Frank Lloyd Wright

April 2000

1000 Extra/Ordinary Objects

February 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Copyright for Collage Artists

February 2004
Leonardo Reviews

The Color Revolution by Regina Lee Blaszczyk. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2012. 368 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-0-2620-1777-0

June 2013
Leonardo Reviews

Problem Solved: A Primer in Design and Communication

August 2005

The New Typography

April 2000

Sullivan's City: The Meaning of Ornament for Louis Sullivan

February 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Fluxus Experience

April 2004
Leonardo Reviews

Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright by Priscilla J. Henken. W.W. Norton, New York, 2012. 272 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-393-73380-8

October 2013
Historical Perspectives on the Arts, Sciences and Technology

The Role of Artists in Ship Camouflage During World War I

February 1999

Masterpieces of Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e from the Victoria and Albert Museum

April 2000

Light, Darkness, and Colors

April 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Eisenstein: The Master's House

June 2004
Leonardo Reviews

Graphic Design Process: From Problem to Solution by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell. Laurence King Publishing, London, U.K., 2012. 192 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 978-1-85669-826-9

October 2013

Composition: A Series of Exercises in Art Structure for the Use of Students and Teachers

February 1999

A Typographic Workbook: A Primer to History, Techniques and Artistry

April 2000

Vincent Van Gogh: Chemicals, Crisis, and Creativity

June 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Howard Finster: Man of Visions

June 2004
General Articles

Seeing through Camouflage: Abbott Thayer, Background-Picturing and the Use of Cutout Silhouettes

February 2018

Don't Touch the Poet: The Life and Times of Joel Oppenheimer

February 1999

Alvar Aalto: Technology and Nature

April 2000

Blast: Vorticism 1914–1918

June 2002
Leonardo Reviews

American Modernism: Graphic Design, 1920 TO 1960

October 2004

Knowledge of Higher Worlds: Rudolf Steiner's Blackboard Drawings

February 1999

Becoming A Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design

August 2000

Design Connoisseur: An Eclectic Collection of Imagery and Type

June 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Against Fashion: Clothing as Art, 1850–1930

February 2005

Rudolf Arnheim: Revealing Vision

February 1999

The Springboard in the Pond: An Intimate History of the Swimming Pool

August 2000

George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design

June 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Buildings

June 2005

A Day with Picasso: Twenty-Four Photographs

February 1999

The Domain of Images

February 2001
Leonardo Reviews

Janet Ashbee: Love, Marriage, and the Arts and Crafts Movement by Felicity Ashbee. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, U.S.A., 2002. 216 pp. $39.95. ISBN: 0-8156-0731-8

February 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte

October 2005

Perception and Imaging

April 1999

Visual Analogy

February 2001
Leonardo Reviews

Swing in Beijing directed by Shui Bo Wang. VHS video, color, 2000, 73 minutes. Available from First Run/Icarus Films, 32 Court Street, 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201, U.S.A. Web: ⟨http://www.frif.com

February 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Hokusai

April 2006

The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook: 33 Ways to Cook Grasshoppers, Ants, Waterbugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin

August 1999

Turn-of-the-Century Viennese Patterns and Designs

June 2001
Leonardo Reviews

The Great Exhibition of 1851: New Interdisciplinary Essays edited by Louise Purbrick. Manchester Univ. Press, Manchester, U.K., 2001. 232 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN 0-7190-5592-X

April 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art

June 2006

A Typographic Workbook: A Primer to History, Techniques and Artistry

August 1999

Fonts and Logos: Font Analysis, Logotype Design, Typography, Type Comparison, and History

June 2001
Leonardo Reviews

Lewis Carroll, Photographer by Roger Taylor and Edward Wakeling. The Princeton University Library Albums. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2002. 288 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-691-07443-7

June 2003
Leonardo Reviews

August Sander: People of the 20th Century directed by Reiner Holzemer. First Run/Icarus Films, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A., 2002. VHS/DVD, 44 mins.

October 2006

Great Artists

August 1999

The Swastika: Symbol Beyond Redemption

June 2001
Leonardo Reviews

Architects + Engineers = Structures

August 2003
Leonardo Reviews

The Hermitage Dwellers directed by Aliona van der Horst. First Run/Icarus Films, New York, 2003. VHS, 73 min., col.

February 2007

Art on Film/Film on Art

August 1999

Distant Shores: The Odyssey of Rockwell Kent

June 2001
Leonardo Reviews

Envisioning Science: The Design and Craft of the Science Image

August 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Hermitage-Niks: A Passion for the Hermitage directed by Aliona van der Horst. First Run/Icarus Films, New York, 2003. VHS, 5 x 25 min., col.

February 2007
Leonardo Reviews

American Venus: The Extraordinary Life of Audrey Munson, Model and Muse

August 2000

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames

August 1999

Ruskin's Journey: Teaching People to See

June 2001
Leonardo Reviews

Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition

October 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Klimt, Schiele, Moser, Kokoschka: Vienna 1900 edited by Karen Marie-Amélie zu Salm-Salm. Lund Humphries, Burlington, VT, U.S.A., 2005. 368 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-85331-934-0

June 2007