A Visual History
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Illustration by Steven Heller
Book DescriptionThis lively visual history of the art of illustration, by the foremost historian of graphic design and a well-known illustrator, joins the authors' previous "Graphic Style" as an indispensable resource for anyone interested in art, design and popular culture. Illustration has long been a significant popular art - and is often more visible, recognizable and memorable than 'higher' arts. Editorial and advertising illustration in all its many forms is integral to our understanding of news, views, literature and commerce - it has an impressive history and remains a vital influence on visual culture.This book is a rich chronicle, a celebration and survey of well over a century of illustration. Its innovative approach offers two complimentary ways of presenting the history of the art form: as style (from Victorian to Digital) and as form (ranging from political work to the erotic). It deftly reveals the visual aneurisms, quirks and tics that characterize drawn, painted and digitized illustrations in different styles and places leading illustrator in historical context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780810972841
(267mm x 222mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Steven Heller
Stencil Type, Paperback / softback (July 2017)
An invaluable collection of underappreciated stencil typography from prehistory through the twentieth century
Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, and C., Hardback (May 2017)
Called the most beautiful book in the world by bibliophiles and designers around the world, this classic volume republished here for the first time is nothing short of spectacular.
Paul Rand, Hardback (November 2016)» View all books by Steven Heller
A new edition of this classic volume including high-quality images throughout: 153 black-and-white illustrations and 55 colour plates of Rand's iconic art
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Author Biography - Steven Heller
Steven Heller is one of the world's leading authorities on graphic design. He is an author, art director, educator and editor, with a remarkable record of accomplishments in all of these fields. Seymour Chwast is a graphic designer, author and founder of Push Pin Studios, one of the most influential design firms of the post-war years.
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