Revised and updated to include all aspects of graphic design from 1840 to the present day, this classic reference defines key movements, trends, styles and techniques, and covers an enormous range of graphic designers, typographers, illustrators, poster artists and printers. It ensures that the names at the forefront of contemporary graphic design practice take their rightful place alongside major historical figures. From William Morris, inspired by nature, and El Lissitzky's Constructivist design to the Designer Republic's visuals for the music and club scene and John Maeda's computer graphics, this book presents an international overview of graphic design. The industry's most influential styles are recorded and prominent movements are explained, from Arts and Crafts to Postmodernism and beyond. Important trends are reflected in the newest entries, for example Irma Boom and Mevis + Van Deursen. Totally redesigned by Derek Birdsall, this edition includes over 150 additions and over 50 new pictures. A revised chronological chart outlines the relationship between movements, technology and designers around the world.
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Alan Livingston has been Principal of Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall, since 1987. A Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, he is a former Chairman of the Council for National Academic Awards' Committee for Art & Design. Isabella Livingston lectures in Design History at the Falmouth College of Arts.Review:
A concise reference book that covers everything from airbrush to Herman Zapf. -- Communication Arts
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Buchbeschreibung Thames and Hudson, London, 2003. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good condition. New edition. 'World of Art'. On the cover: Olle Eksell: 'Symbol design for the Mazetti food and confectionery company' (1956). Text pages designed by Derek + Fred Birdsall. Typeset by Omnific. With over 150 new and updated entries. This indispensable reference work provides information about typographers, journals, movements and styles, organizations and schools, printers and private presses, art directors. technological advances, design studios, graphic illustrators and poster artists. Contents: 1). A reader's guide to the use of this book. 2). Subject index. 3). The dictionary. 4). The evolution of graphic design. 5). Bibliography. 504 illustrations, 58 in color. 239 pag. Size: 21cmx15cm. Artikel-Nr. 030281