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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S. (9 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581150229
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581150223
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 17.1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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About the Author

Michael Bierut is a partner in the New York office of the international design consultancy Pentagram. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1957, Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, and graduated in 1980. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990, he worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates, ultimately as vice president of graphic design. In 1991, he and his partner Paula Scher chaired the AIGA national conference in Chicago. He was president of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) from 1988 to 1990 and is currently a member of the AIGA's national board. He has also been director of the American Center for Design. In addition, he has designed identity and environmental graphics for a new children's museum in St. Paul, Minnesota; coordinates all promotional material for the Brooklyn Academy of Music; and serves as graphic design consultant to Mohawk Paper Mills, where he is responsible for corporate identity, packaging, and advertising and edits "ReThinking Design," a journal of critical perspectives. Jessica Helfand is a partner of William Drenttel/Jessica Helfand, a multimedia and print media company. She lives in Falls Village, CT. Steven Heller is a senior art director at "The New York Times," editor of the "AIGA Journal of Graphic Design," and the author or editor of more than seventy books on graphic design.Rick Poynor is the founding editor of "Eye" magazine and the author of six books on graphic design. He lives in Twickenham, England.


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By A Customer on 10 July 2002
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"Collection" of books under the same title Looking Closer, is one of the most interesting selections I've ever read (including some other books published by Allworth Press). Besides that they are written on interesting way, they have a lot of information, and each of them can be considered as little encyclopedia, very useful to keep on hand if you are interested in modern design and designers, what they have to say, and even if you are looking for information on history of design. About that historical part, in one very interesting way, telling us, buy itself, this third part of Looking Closer "collection". Namely, design in this book is not presented only as timeline history, but by historically well known persons, too. They are presented with theirs theories, telling us the story about theirs work, through theirs life. All of them marked the time in which they lived, and built the base for everything that we have and see now. They also gave the base for everything that was written in the book Looking Closer 1, and 2.
Through book you are not passing as through expert's texts, but living the life of this period, with understanding how they thought and how they made structure of their - important - work. In the same time you are feeling as you are reading the most interesting classic, which all of them really are.
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