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Meggs' History of Graphic Design Hardcover – 20 Dec 2011

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th Revised edition edition (20 Dec. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470168730
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470168738
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3.8 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The classic "bible" of graphic design history now fully revised and updated!

This is the unrivaled, comprehensive, and award–winning reference tool on graphic design recognized for publishing excellence by the Association of American Publishers. Now, this Fifth Edition of Meggs′ History of Graphic Design offers even more detail and breadth of content than its heralded predecessors, revealing a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important developments responsible for paving the historic paths that define the graphic design experience. In addition to classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and postmodern design, this new Fifth Edition presents new information on current trends and technologies sweeping the graphic design landscape such as the web, multimedia, interactive design, and private presses, thus adding new layers of depth to an already rich resource.

With more than 1,400 high–quality images throughout many new or newly updated Meggs′ History of Graphic Design, Fifth Edition provides a wealth of visual markers for inspiration and emulation. For professionals, students, and everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design, this landmark text will quickly become an invaluable guide that they will turn to again and again.

About the Author

The late Philip B. Meggs was a designer, educator, and author. He was School of the Arts Research Professor, Communication Arts and Design Department, at Virginia Commonwealth University; visiting faculty at Syracuse University and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland; and contributing editor to Print magazine. He authored more than a dozen books and 150 articles and papers on design and typography, including a section on graphic design in Encyclopedia Britannica. He was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame and received its Educator′s Award for lifetime achievement and significantly shaping the future of the fields of graphic design education and writing.

Alston W. Purvis is Professor of Graphic Design at the Boston University College of Fine Arts. During his career, he has worked as an instructor at The Cooper Union and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at The Hague. His photographs have been exhibited in Amsterdam, London, New York, and Paris. He is the author of Dutch Graphic Design: 1918 1945 and H. N. Werkman; and coauthor of Graphic Design 20th Century; A Century of Posters; Wendingen: A Journal for the Arts 1918 1932; Creative Type; Dutch Graphic Design: A Century of Innovation; Jan Tschichold: Posters of the Avant Garde; Posters NL; Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer: His Life, Work and Legacy; The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design; and Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles.

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Meggs' History of Graphic Design, Good reference book. Great for students the items arrived very quickly thanks.
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Really great reference book, well structured, clear and a surprisingly enjoyable read. Not very technical or theoretic as most graphic design books.
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On my daughters university course reading list. As the course is Graphic Design I can but assume that it is very useful.
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Don't buy this book!
An important part of this book is the online resource which was the whole reason to why i bought it through Amazon.fr

However, the online resource portal is still under development and you wont get any access to it.

Basically Wiley is marketing, and charging, for a service that do not excist, a fraud if you ask me.

Save your money and buy another book!
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Messy, in a good way: a good introduction to graphic design.
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Delivery took a while, but the book is well worth reading!
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Great! Best book of it's type around at the moment.
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