Merz to Emigre and Beyond
Avant-Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century
By (author) Steven Heller
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Merz to Emigre and Beyond by Steven Heller
Book DescriptionMerz to Emigre and Beyond is an historical survey of avant-garde cultural and political magazines and newspapers all the way from the early twentieth century to the present day. The book features a unique selection of international publications from Europe and the USA including Merz (1920s), View (1940s), East Village Other (1960s), Punk (1970s), Raw (1980s) and Emigre (1990s). The design of these magazines, often raucous and undisciplined, was as ground breaking as the ideas they disseminated. Many were linked to controversial artistic, literary and political movements, such as Dada, Surrealism, Modernism, the New Left and Deconstruction. They contain the work of many leading experimental artists and designers of their time - from Kurt Schwitters and El Lissitzky in the 1920s and 30s, to Art Spiegelman and Rudy Vander Lans in the 1980s and 90s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714839271
(290mm x 250mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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 a Senior Art Director at The New York Times and Co-Chair of the MFA/Design Program of the School of Visual Arts in New York. A respected authority in the design world, he has written and co-authored numerous publications, including Paul Rand, also published by Phaidon.
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