A Guide to Type, Image, Symbol, and Visual Storytelling in the Modern World
Author: Richard Poulin
Publisher: Rockport Pub
This innovative volume is the first to provide the design student, practitioner, and educator with an invaluable comprehensive reference of visual and narrative material that illustrates and evaluates the unique and important history surrounding graphic design and architecture. Graphic Design and Architecture, A 20th Century History closely examines the relationship between typography, image, symbolism, and the built environment by exploring principal themes, major technological developments, important manufacturers, and pioneering designers over the last 100 years. It is a complete resource that belongs on every designer’s bookshelf.
A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design
Author: Art Chantry
Publisher: Feral House
There used to be a time when designers were trained in the history of composition. Now you just buy a fuckin' piece of software and now you've become a designer. "Art Chantry . . . Is he a Luddite?" asks a Rhode Island School of Design poster promoting a Chantry lecture. "Or is he a graphic design hero?" For decades this avatar of low-tech design has fought against the cheap and easy use of digital software. Chantry's homage to expired technology, and his inspired use of Xerox machines and X-Acto blade cuts of printed material, created a much-copied style during the grunge period and beyond. Chantry's designs were published in Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry (Chronicle Books), exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre. More recently, Chantry has drawn upon his extraordinary collection of twentieth-century graphic art to create compelling histories of the forgotten and unknown on essays he has posted on his Facebook page. These essays might lionize the unrecognized illustrators of screws, wrenches, and pipes in equipment catalogs. Other posts might reveal how some famous artists were improperly recognized. Art Chantry Speaks is the kind of opinionated art history you've always wanted to read but were never assigned.
Author: Jeremy Aynsley
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
The twentieth century was a landmark era in graphic design, the art that combines words with graphic images on posters, book and magazine covers, record jackets, billboards, and other print advertising and publicity media. This visually magnificent and factually informative volume tells the story of graphic design, then gives separate illustrated thumbnail biographies of more than 100 of the most influential and internationally known designers of the past 100 years. From the century's early decades we find artists' profiles and reproductions from the studios of Peter Behrens, Alexander Rodchenko, the Bauhaus, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, a sampling of Art Deco, and much more. Examples of Mid-Century Modern include Lester Beall, Yusaku Kamekura, and jazz record covers from various sources. The Pop and Alternative Art eras gave us psychedelic graphics, militant socialist posters from Cuba, and the dramatic typographic designs of Herb Lubalin. Design in the Digital Era has included work by David Carson, Javier Mariscal, Eiko Ishioka, and many others. All illustrations are perfectly reproduced on high quality paper. The text was written by Jeremy Aynsley, an internationally recognized authority in the art of graphic design. Approximately 450 brilliant full-color photos and illustrations.
Author: Pierpaolo Vetta
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
This is the inaugural volume in Electa's latest series on design and graphics, and presents an annotated selection of the many texts written by the distinguished Italian architecture and design historian Sergio Polano over the last ten years. Some of the essays - of both historical and popular nature - are well known, having been published several times, while others were delivered as lectures and still others are previously unpublished. In the first part the author summarizes the main problems faced by a designer working in the field of graphics. This is followed by a series of clear and concise chapters examining the work of the principal graphic designers of the twentieth century, from Peter Behrens to Tibor Kalman, from El Lissitzky to Maz Huber, and from Alexander Rodchenko to Ed Fella. The images and apparatus criticus selected and compiled by Pierpaolo Vetta supplement and illustrate the subjects covered by the texts.
Author: Scott Minick,Jiao Ping
An astonishing collection of graphics, uncovered from long- forgotten sources, mostly in China itself.
Author: Jonathan M. Woodham
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility
Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
The bible of 20th-century design: From Art Nouveau to minimalism and everything in between Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation.From furniture to graphics, its all here - the work of artists who have shaped and recreated the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this book contains all the great names - Harry Bertoia, De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, to name only a very few. This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. An A-Z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! "
A Decade-by-Decade Exploration of Graphic Style
Author: Tony Seddon
Publisher: HOW Books
* A comprehensive guide to the look and feel of graphic design of the 1900s and the designers who ruled each decade * Provides instructions on how to recreate some of the most iconic and classic looks of each decade 20th Century Design explores and explains the graphic style throughout the decades of the 1900s. Each chapter provides a detailed overview of graphic design in one decade, with information about influences from other fields such as politics, technology, and architecture. Additionally each chapter contains profiles of key designers and a timeline of graphic design and related fields. Further, 20th Century Design goes on to provide information about the typefaces and color palettes that define each decade and include step-by-step guides to recreating the look, feel, and style of each decade using modern software.
The ICOGRADA Design Hall of Fame
Author: Mervyn Kurlansky
Publisher: Graphis Incorporated
The work and biographies of more than 100 of the century's top designers.
Polish Designers of the 20th Century
Author: Piotr Rypson
Publisher: Culture PL
With almost 60 chapters, contributions from 30 authors and nearly 450 pages, "VeryGraphic: Polish Designers of the 20th Century" is the first comprehensive history of Polish graphic design. The book showcases its immense and diverse legacy, from the world-renowned Polish Poster school to the lesser-known achievements of artists in the field of applied graphic design, including books and covers, typography and lettering, logos and visual identification as well as packaging. Chronologically detailing the work of over 60 of the most prominent Polish designers, the volume offers a review of Polish graphic design unprecedented in its scope. The cover of each copy is hand-painted, rendering it a truly one-of-a-kind object.
Author: Philip B. Meggs,Alston W. Purvis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The bestselling graphic design reference, updated for the digital age Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design. Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide: The latest key developments in web, multimedia, and interactive design Expanded coverage of design in Asia and the Middle East Emerging design trends and technologies Timelines framed in a broader historical context to help you better understand the evolution of contemporary graphic design Extensive ancillary materials including an instructor's manual, expanded image identification banks, flashcards, and quizzes You can't master a field without knowing the history. Meggs' History of Graphic Design presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. Learn the milestones, developments, and pioneers of the trade so that you can shape the future.
Midcentury American Graphic Design
Author: Steven Heller,Greg D'Onofrio
In The Moderns, we meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America. The book is made up of generously illustrated profiles, many based on interviews, of more than 60 designers whose magazine, book, and record covers; advertisements and package designs; posters; and other projects created the visual aesthetics of postwar modernity. Some were émigrés from Europe; others were homegrown—all were intoxicated by elemental typography, primary colors, photography, and geometric or biomorphic forms. Some are well-known, others are honored in this volume for the first time, and together they comprised a movement that changed our design world.
Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell
Covering a vast range of cutting-edge graphics, with politically charged anti-commercial work placed in the same context as Nike's latest ads, this book presents a sweeping look at today's most progressive graphic currents - from signage at packaging to branding and web design.
The Printer as Designer and Craftsman 1700-1914
Author: David Jury
Presents a comprehensive history of graphic design and printing, from 1700 to 1914.
A Handbook for Modern Designers
Author: Jan Tschichold
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Probably the most important work on typography and graphic design in the twentieth century."--Carl Zahn, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "Probably the most important work on typography and graphic design in the twentieth century."--Carl Zahn, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pioneers in architecture, industrial, graphic and digital design from the twentieth century to the present day
Author: Libby Sellers
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, Women Design profiles a selection of the most dynamic female designers from the modern era, showcasing their finest work and celebrating their enduring influence. Design throughout history has been profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women; as practitioners, commentators, educators and commissioners. But in a narrative that eagerly promotes their male counterparts, their contributions are all too often overlooked. Through 21 engaging profiles, Women Design rediscovers and revels in the work of pioneers such as Eileen Gray, Lora Lamm and Lella Vignelli, while shining a spotlight on modern-day trailblazers including Kazuyo Sejima, Hella Jongerius and Neri Oxman. Richly illustrated with archival imagery, this is a rare glimpse into the working worlds of some of the most influential forces in contemporary design.
Author: Anake Nawigamune
Category: Commercial art
Featuring over 5500 items from the mid-19th century to the 1960s, this work examines the many faces of Thai graphics, from early newspapers and funeral books, to political posters, film posters, cartoon books, advertisements and labels.
Author: John F. Pile
If you don't know the difference between art deco and art nouveau, or wonder if the popular, accident-prone zeppelins had any impact on modern design, the Dictionary of 20th-Century Design by John Pile can come to your rescue. Written by a leading authority, this book is the definitive single-volume reference to all aspects of the field, including industrial and interior design, furniture, tableware, glass, silver, and graphic design, as well as related subjects such as architecture, fashion, and crafts.With more than 1,000 A-to-Z entries, the Dictionary of 20th-Century Design covers a wide range of subjects. The scope and depth of this book involves every aspect of the history and current status of 20th-century design worldwide, including: prominent designers, architects, and artists, such as Alvar Aalto, Gilbert Rohde, Robert Venturi, Christian Dior, and Paul Klee styles such as Beaux-Arts, Mission, and Post-Modern design terms, such as Balance, Streamlining, and Visual Perception manufacturers and firms, such as Knoll, Mercedes-Benz, and Braun famous objects and products, such as the Wassily chair, the Leica camera, and the Thunderbird and much, much more