Meggs' History of Graphic Design (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 2, 2011 - Design - 624 pages
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The online Interactive Resource Center containsresources tied to the book, such as:

Interactive Resources: 

  • Flashcards featuring images from book for image identificationself-study 
  • Self-test assessment by chapter 
  • Image Gallery featuring key designers and their work

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  • Indices of key terms and people


***Winner of the First-Ever QED (Quality, Excellence, Design) awardby Digital Book World***
 
This is the unrivaled, comprehensive, and award-winning referencetool on graphic design recognized for publishing excellence by theAssociation of American Publishers. Now, this Fifth Edition ofMeggs' History of Graphic Design offers even more detail andbreadth of content than its heralded predecessors, revealing a sagaof creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and importantdevelopments responsible for paving the historic paths that definethe graphic design experience. In addition to classic topics suchas the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printingand typography, and postmodern design, this new Fifth Editionpresents new information on current trends and technologiessweeping the graphic design landscape—such as the web,multimedia, interactive design, and private presses, thus addingnew layers of depth to an already rich resource.

With more than 1,400 high-quality images throughout—manynew or newly updated—Meggs' History of Graphic Design, FifthEdition provides a wealth of visual markers for inspiration andemulation. For professionals, students, and everyone who works withor loves the world of graphic design, this landmark text willquickly become an invaluable guide that they will turn to again andagain.

  

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Contents

The Prologue to Graphic Design
visual communications
01
The Invention of Writing
10
02
1
The Modernist
17
20
21
22
23
24
03
The Asian Contribution

Alphabets
16

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About the author (2011)

The late Philip B. Meggs was a designer, educator, andauthor. He was School of the Arts Research Professor, CommunicationArts and Design Department, at Virginia Commonwealth University;visiting faculty at Syracuse University and the National College ofArt and Design in Dublin, Ireland; and contributing editor toPrint magazine. He authored more than a dozen books and 150articles and papers on design and typography, including a sectionon graphic design in Encyclopedia Britannica. He wasinducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame and received itsEducator's Award for lifetime achievement and significantly shapingthe future of the fields of graphic design education and writing.

Alston W. Purvis is Professor of Graphic Design at theBoston University College of Fine Arts. During his career, he hasworked as an instructor at The Cooper Union and the Royal Academyof Fine Arts at The Hague. His photographs have been exhibited inAmsterdam, London, New York, and Paris. He is the author ofDutch Graphic Design: 1918–1945 and H. N.Werkman; and coauthor of Graphic Design 20th Century; ACentury of Posters; Wendingen: A Journal for the Arts1918–1932; Creative Type; Dutch Graphic Design: A Century ofInnovation; Jan Tschichold: Posters of the Avant Garde; Posters NL;Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer: His Life, Work and Legacy; TheBallets Russes and the Art of Design; and Type: A VisualHistory of Typefaces and Graphic Styles.

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