Graphic Design School | David Dabner, Sandra Stewart & Abbie Vickress
The subtitle of this helpful book is 'A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image and Digital Media', which should give you an idea of what you might be able to get out of it.
Divided into sections titled 'Principes' and 'Practice', this foundation course aims to arm anyone interested in pursuing a career in graphic design with the tools they need. From design fundamentals (typography, grids, layout) to practical applications (studio techniques, production issues etc.), there's everything that a practising designer needs.
This 7th edition is fully updated with new assignments, reading lists and images.