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Graphic Design: A Concise History (World of Art) [Paperback]

Richard Hollis
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20 Aug 2001 World of Art
The story of graphic design is one of the most exciting and most important in the history of 20th-century visual culture. Created to inform, identify and promote, graphic design has evolved from its roots in the development of printing to become a profession and a discipline in its own right. This authoritative documentary history begins with the poster and goes on to chart the development of word and image in brochures and magazines, advertising, corporate identity, television and electronic media, and the effects of technical innovations such as photography and the computer. A new final chapter in this revised edition covers the international development and leading practitioners in graphic design over the past ten years, exploring in particular the revolutionary impact of digital technology. Designers and companies discussed here include Tibor Kalman, David Carson, Jeffrey Keedy, Edward Fella, Pierre di Sciullo, Fontshop, Tomato, LettError, Design Writing Research, Gerard Unger, Fred Smeijers and Cornel Windlin.


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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (20 Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500203474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500203477
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 15 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Essential and affordable reading for students, designers and historians... considered, well-informed and imaginative' - The Eye 'The best introduction [to the subject] yet written' - i-D

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This is the best introduction to the history of Graphic Design I ever read.
The book is very well organized (chronological and geographically), and despiste the amplitude of the subject tries to reach the roots of the cultural and technological context of the big mutations of the contemporary graphic Design.
Easy to read contains reprodutions (however small in size)that help to visualize the essencial movements and authors, and doesn't stop at the Bauhus but goes to just yesterday.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great over view 29 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Organised by country and date, this book is a great introduction to where Graphic Design is coming from. Not expecting you to know anything about the topic, this book can be used as a history, or as a quick contextual refrence book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise History of Graphic Design 26 Dec 2013
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I checked this book out in my university library to help with some essays and then decided to purchase as its such a good resource. It is an informative, well-designed book with plenty of relevant imagery as illustrations. I've used it as resource in many essays since I bought it and was pleased at how low the price was for such a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition 9 Sep 2013
By Nelixus
Format:Paperback
I paid a stupidly cheap price for this book. It's in excellent condition and as it was previously a library book it came in a clear sleeve, perfect, delivery was in good time too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 3 Jan 2012
By ktwally
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I bought this book to aid in my studying of graphic design at university.. very helpful and would definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in the topic.
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