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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780810972841
ISBN-10: 0810972840
Format: Hardback
(267mm x 222mm x 25mm)
Pages: 365
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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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