Design Writing Research by Ellen Lupton
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Design Writing Research
By Ellen Lupton

Design Writing Research

Writing on Graphic Design New edition

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Design Writing Research by Ellen Lupton

Book Description

Design Writing Research is a highly acclaimed critical study of graphic design and typography. Profusely illustrated and beautifully produced, it makes a vital contribution to design studies and is an invaluable source for anyone interested in the art and history of books, letter forms, symbols, advertising, and theories of visual and verbal communication. A section on Theory considers the centrality of the written and printed word to post-structuralism and deconstruction. A wide range of design practices are discussed, from the history of punctuation and the origins of international pictograms to the structure of modern typography. A section on Media looks at the role of design in mass communications with erudite essays on stock photography, visual journalism, illustration, advertising and vernacular design cultures. The book closes with History, a section organized as a time-line spanning 200 years of design in America. These historical case studies show how the modern profession of graphic design emerged in response to cultural, political and economic developments in the US. The authors of this new edition, now published for the first time in paperback, have fuelled great interest in the theoretical aspects of design and prompted innovation in design practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714838519
ISBN-10: 0714838519
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 215mm x 23mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Celebrates design objects and practices that are exuberant, ethereal, atmospheric, experiential, exceptional or sublime.

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How Posters Work is more than a standard exhibition catalogue. Conceived as a useful and illuminating primer in visual thinking, this book explores principles of design through a range of historical and contemporary works, uncovering ideas relevant not just to the design of posters but to 2D design more generally.

Graphic Design by Ellen Lupton Graphic Design, Hardback (July 2015)

Seven years after the publication of Graphic Design: The New Basics, coauthors Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips have updated the book with current content and extended key sections.

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Author Biography - Ellen Lupton

Abbott Miller is partner in Pentagram and is based in New York. He was the founding director of Design/Writing/Research, an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio. Ellen Lupton is Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York and has written and lectured widely on design and contemporary culture.

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