Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual Communication

Author: Henry Kim

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896728

Category: Design

Page: N.A

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If the aim of graphic design is to communicate meaning clearly, there's an irony that the field itself has struggled between two contradictory opposites: rote design resulting from a rigorous, fixed set of rules, and eccentric design that expresses the hand of the artist but fails to communicate with its audience. But what if designers focused on process and critical analysis over visual outcome? Through a carefully selected collection of more than seventy-five seminal texts spanning centuries and bridging the disciplines of art, architecture, design history, philosophy, and cultural theory, Graphic Design Discourse: Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual Communication establishes a new paradigm for graphic design methodologies for the twenty-first century. This illuminating anthology is essential reading for practicing designers, educators, and students trying to understand how to design in a singular, expressive way without forgoing clear and concise visual communication.
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History, Theory, Criticism

Author: Victor Margolin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226505145

Category: Art

Page: 291

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Although design infuses every object in the material world and gives form to immaterial processes as well, it is only recently that design itself has become the focus of intellectual debate. In Design Discourse, Victor Margolin gathers together a body of new writing in the emerging field of design studies. The contributors argue in different ways for a rethinking of design in light of its cultural significance and its powerful position in today's society.
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eine Einführung in die wissenschaftliche Methodologie des Graphik-Design

Author: Ian Noble,Russell Bestley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783830713081

Category:

Page: 192

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Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK)

Author: Jonathan Glynne,Fiona Hackney,Minton, Viv

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599429063

Category: Art

Page: 574

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Networks of Design maps a new methodological territory in design studies, conceived as a field of interdisciplinary inquiry and practice informed by a range of responses to actor network theory. It brings together a rich body of current work by researchers in the social sciences, technology, material culture, cultural geography, information technology, and systems design, and design theory and history. This collection will be invaluable to students and researchers in many areas of design studies and to design practitioners receptive to new and challenging notions of what constitutes the design process. Over ninety essays are thematically organised to address five aspects of the expanded notions of mediation, agency, and collaboration posited by network theory: Ideas, Things, Technology, Texts, and People. The collection also includes an important new essay on rethinking the concept of design by Bruno Latour, one of the most influential figures in the philosophy and sociology of science and technology and a pioneer of actor network theory, and essays deriving from forum discussions involving designers and designer-makers responsive to actor network theory. Rather than an anthology of previously-published essays, Networks of Design presents work in progress on design theory and its applications. It is the outcome of a live and vigorous debate on the possibilities and actualities offered by actor network led conceptualisations of the relationships and processes constituting design. All the essays, many collaborative, derive from papers presented at the international conference of the Design History Society held at University College Falmouth, UK in the Autumn of 2008.
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Objects and Approaches

Author: Guy Julier,Mads Nygaard Folkmann,Niels Peter Skou,Hans-Christian Jensen,Anders V. Munch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474289827

Category: Design

Page: 248

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Design culture foregrounds the relationships between the domains of design practice, design production and everyday life. Unlike design history and design studies, it is primarily concerned with contemporary design objects and the networks between the multiple actors engaged in their shaping, functioning and reproduction. It acknowledges the rise of design as both a key component and a key challenge of the modern world. Featuring an impressive range of international case studies, Design Culture interrogates what this emergent discipline is, its methodologies, its scope and its relationships with other fields of study. The volume's interdisciplinary approach brings fresh thinking to this fast-evolving field of study.
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Basiswissen Typografie

Author: Phil Baines,Andrew Haslam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783874395939

Category:

Page: 192

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Author: Ellen Lupton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568987507

Category: Design

Page: 196

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Sind sie unzufrieden mit den neuen T-Shirts, die in Ihrem Artlichen Kaufhaus angeboten werden? Vielleicht hAtten Sie gerne eine Hochzeitseinladung, die Ihre eigene Vorstellung ausdrA1/4ckt und nicht die Ihres Eventmanagers? Oder wie wAre es mit individuell gestaltetem Briefpapier? Eine AufrA1/4stung Ihrer Webseite? Eine Visitenkarte? Ein Poster fA1/4r Ihre politische Kampagne? Eine CD Verpackung fA1/4r Ihre Band? Kreieren Sie Ihre eigene Marke. Ellen Lupton, Autorin des Bestsellers Thinking with Type, zeigt Ihnen wiea (TM)s geht. In diesem Buch finden Sie einfache Methoden wie Sie a žwie ein Designer denken" kAnnen klare und schlA1/4ssige ErklArungen von Designtechniken, vom Siebdruck bis hin zum Webdesign welche Materialien Sie brauchen und wo Sie diese kaufen kAnnen wieviel Zeit und Erfahrung das jeweilige Projekt verlangt Diagramme, die zeigen wie man komplizierte Aufgaben bewAltigt grundlegende typografische Dos and Dona (TM)ts anregende Interviews mit Top-Designern die Geschichte und Theorie der do-it-yourself Bewegung hunderte innovative und schAne Designs, die zum Selbermachen inspirieren
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Author: Rudy VanderLans

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984674

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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In his essay "Style is Not a Four Letter Word," Mr. Keedy looks at the continuing feud in design between style and content, form and function, and even pleasure and utility, and tries to pin down how style got such a bad reputation, and how restoring its value may save design. Kenneth FitzGerald in "Buzz Kill" continues to be amazed at the gyrations designers will go through to try and place themselves beyond criticism. His essay tries to drive a stake through the common techniques used by designers to neutralize criticism. Anthony Inciong mourns the fact that design no longer leads but answers to the market and how this coincides with the dumbing down of design education. He recommends an increase in theory, history, and research as a way for young designers to build an awareness of the culture in which they and their objects will live. Michael Schmidt and Katherine McCoy, in two separate essays, explore the role of graphic design in the age of globalization. Randy Nakamura looks at the continuing attempt by graphic designers to raise design above its middlebrow pedigree. David Cabianca reviews Fred Smeijer's book "Type now: a manifesto, plus work so far." Cabianca, who studies at the University of Reading (UK), looks at what a student of type design may take away from this book. Rudy VanderLans interviews Peter Bilak, the designer of the popular Fedra type family and co-publisher of "DotDotDot" magazine, as well as Dmitri Siegel, a recent Yale graduate who has a knack for writing original and insightful design critiques. Max Kisman lends us a few pages from his ongoing illustrated diary which currently contains over 15,000 pages. Plus, the Readers Respond, featuring letters in response to past issues of Emigre magazine.
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The New Basics

Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Cole Phillips

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987705

Category: Architecture

Page: 247

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For more than a century, the National Park Service, private individuals, and small businesses have constructed a variety ofstructures on America's national parklands. Some were guided by the architectural style of the day, while others looked to the surrounding landscape for inspiration. InThe National Park Architecture Sourcebook, architect and longtime preservation advocate Harvey H. Kaiser takes readers on an architectural tour of the remarkable variety of man-made structures that dot the landscapes of these spectacular mountains, valleys, deserts, and coastlines. Organized by region,The National Park Architecture Sourcebook is unique and comprehensive guidebook to America's most significant historic park-based architectural treasures. Kaiser leads readers beyond the rustic lodges ofYellowstone and Yosemite found in typical guide books to those special places where history, form, and natural beautyhave combined to create moments of architectural magic or enduring symbols of patriotism and heroic action such as theStatue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, Fort Sumter, and the USS Arizona. Blending facts, anecdotes,and personal observations based on many thousands of miles of travel, Kaiser evokes the spirit of these places while offering a solid understanding of why national park architecture occupies a significant and unique place in American history. In one accessible, engaging, and easy-to-use volume, readers can find historical context, directions, factual information, and succinct architectural descriptions for more than two hundred places of interest across the U.S. Designed in aconvenient paperback format, this guidebook is an invaluable resource for the traveler, design professional, student, or anyone interested in learning more about the historic architectural treasures of our national park system.
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Readings from the Field

Author: Helen Armstrong

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616891238

Category: Design

Page: 152

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Graphic Design Theory is organized in three sections: "Creating the Field" traces the evolution of graphic design over the course of the early 1900s, including influential avant-garde ideas of futurism, constructivism, and the Bauhaus; "Building on Success" covers the mid- to late twentieth century and considers the International Style, modernism, and postmodernism; and "Mapping the Future" opens at the end of the last century and includes current discussions on legibility, social responsibility, and new media. Striking color images illustrate each of the movements discussed and demonstrate the ongoing relationship between theory and practice. A brief commentary prefaces each text, providing a cultural and historical framework through which the work can be evaluated. Authors include such influential designers as Herbert Bayer, L'szlo Moholy-Nagy, Karl Gerstner, Katherine McCoy, Michael Rock, Lev Manovich, Ellen Lupton, and Lorraine Wild. Additional features include a timeline, glossary, and bibliography for further reading. A must-have survey for graduate and undergraduate courses in design history, theory, and contemporary issues, Graphic Design Theory invites designers and interested readers of all levels to plunge into the world of design discourse.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783874394765

Category:

Page: 255

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Author: Rudy VanderLans,David Barringer

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985923

Category: Design

Page: 144

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"Everything must come to an end, and after publishing Emigre magazine for over 21 years we're both relieved and just a little bit sad to announce that #69 will be our final issue. Inside is a look back on some great years in graphic design, while our contributors and colleagues bid us farewell. It was quite an experience. Thank you for reading Emigre."--Back cover.
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Author: Rudy VanderLans

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 144

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Kenneth FitzGerald proposes that the objective of design, to create a class of expert professional practitioners, can - and should - only lead to its demise as a specialist profession. Lorraine Wild and Sam Potts respond, separately, to the publication of Rick Poynor's recent book "No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism." Eric Heiman urges designers to "think wrong" and refocus their creative energies to solving non-commercial, more socially motivated problems. Jeffery Keedy gives us a list of some of the most popular but dumb ideas in design. Ben Hagon warns that without a significant change in the method by which we create work, Joe Client will, in time, do our graphic design work for us. Kali Nikitas and Louise Sandhaus respond to the criticism levelled at their conversation "Visitations" which was published in Emigre #64. And Emigre interviews Armin Vit, the founder of Speak Up, design's most successful blog, and David Cabianca who discusses the value of design theory and criticism. Plus, the Readers Respond, featuring letters from around the world in response to past issues of Emigre magazine.
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Author: Daniel M. Herbert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471285021

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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Study drawings play a key role in the exploration and development of architecture in the early stages of design. Yet, these principal tools for graphic thinking have been largely taken for granted in the design professions. This guide brings study drawings into the foreground by analyzing actual drawings used by architects past and present. Architectural Study Drawings is the first source to provide a basis for understanding the primary means of graphic thinking used in the creation of these drawings. It also explains versatile applications of these drawings in architectural practice, teaching, and research. Evaluations of more than 80 drawings and diagrams demonstrate how study drawings are active participants in—rather than passive records of—the designer’s graphic thinking. The author probes characteristics and properties of study drawings, in addition to how graphic and cognitive processes combine to guide design decision-making. Drawings of great past architects ranging from Leonardo da Vinci and Le Corbusier to Carlo Scarpa are analyzed. Excerpts are included from recent interviews with five contemporary architects—Joseph Esherick, Helmut Jahn, Robert Stern, Stanley Tigerman, and Peter Eisenman. Readers will learn from these masters how to enhance the value of study drawings in various design situations. Throughout, the author clarifies how theoretical aspects of study drawings relate to actual design practice. Detailed chapters discuss key topics such as: The theoretical structure of study drawings Applications for handmade drawings How to make better use of current computer-aided design (CAD) systems Examples of drafting room dialogue in practice that help improve design working processes Architectural Study Drawings offers valuable insights that can be applied on the drawing board in the school and office, in teaching of both media and design, and in research and development for CAD systems.
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Author: Robert Harland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472597761

Category: Design

Page: 152

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Graphic Design in Urban Environments introduces the idea of a category of designed graphic objects that significantly contribute to the functioning of urban systems. These elements, smaller than buildings, are generally understood by urban designers to comprise such phenomena as sculpture, clock towers, banners, signs, large screens, the portrayal of images on buildings through "smart screens,†? and other examples of what urban designers call "urban objects.†?The graphic object as it is defined here also refers to a range of familiar things invariably named in the literature as maps, street numbers, route signs, bus placards, signs, architectural communication, commercial vernacular, outdoor publicity, lettering, banners, screens, traffic and direction signs and street furniture. One can also add markings of a sports pitch, lighting, bollards, even red carpets or well dressings. By looking at the environment, and design and deconstructing form and context relationships, the defining properties and configurational patterns that make up graphic objects are shown in this book to link the smallest graphic detail (e.g. the number 16) to larger symbolic statements (e.g. the Empire State Building). From a professional design practice perspective, a cross section through type, typographic, graphic and urban design will provide a framework for considering the design transition between alphabets, writing systems, images (in the broadest sense) and environments.
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Design und Architektur für die Flugreise

Author: Alexander von Vegesack,Jochen Eisenbrand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783931936488

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page: 295

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from technology to style

Author: Ronald Labuz

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 212

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This unique book documents the brief yet exciting history of the computer in graphic design and goes on to examine the work and working practices of designers who are leading the way in the use of this technology. As an alternative to design annuals, Ronald Labuz's The Computer in Graphic Design offers a serious examination of the nature of computer-generated graphic design and suggests to design professionals and students the unlimited possibilities this technology permits. The book charts four distinct ways in which graphic designers have used computers over the past 15 years, including two visible methods ("primitive" and "sophisticated") and two invisible methods ("hidden" and "allusive"). The international group of graphic designers and design firms whose work is vividly and colorfully highlighted in the book reflect these differing philosophies. This original format allows for comparisons and contrasts and helps to frame the ongoing debate as to where computer graphic design is headed. After an opening chapter on the evolution of computer design style. The Computer in Graphic Design focuses on those designers whose work has obviously been created by the computer, including such "new primitives" as Rudy VanderLans, Max Kisman, John Hersey, and Zuzana Licko. In the next section, the book details the work of designers who see technology as a participatory vehicle in high art and design. Topics here include the hybrid imagery of April Greiman, and the relationship of color value to the computer as mirrored in the work of Kazumasa Nagai. Juxtaposed with these two related movements are those designers whose use of the computer is far less obvious. Members of one group, which includessuch prominent designers as Nancy Skolos, Kenneth Hiebert, and Lance Hidy, take advantage of the computer's speed and control while forging individual styles that are not compromised by a reliance on new technology. The final group also uses the computer but, for individual reasons, does not allow it to visually emerge. Among the individuals and firms whose work is profiled here are Johnee Bee, Michael Weymouth Design, and IIT/Institute of Design. The final section of The Computer in Graphic Design takes a look at today's typography and type design and the computer's impact on these fields, discusses the inevitable conflict between classicists of form and the advocates of primitive type design, and examines the radical changes that may come in the near future. The Computer in Graphic Design is required reading - and viewing - for every professional and student excited by the possibilities of the collaboration between the graphic designer and the computer. The book will help readers resolve how they will use the computer in their own designs, taking their cue from the work and actual words of the diverse designers presented. This unique volume will also prompt readers to explore for themselves whether technology is little more than a tool to make production easier or faster or whether it will forever change the practice of graphic design.
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