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This is a survey of the methods and philosophies of 20 artists, designers, authors and producers on the nature of graphic design and visual communications. The book offers fact and opinion on a range of design themes, from the preservation of modernism to intellectual property concerns. Both a contemporary critique and an oral history of design, contributors include such notables as Ellen Lupton, Paul Rand, Art Chantry, Tibor Kalman, Milton Glaser and many more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581150070
ISBN-10: 1581150075
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 170mm x 16mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen Heller

Steven Heller is editor of the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design and the chair of the MFA design department at the School of Visual Arts. He is the author or editor of more than seventy books on graphic design, and he is a contributor or contributing editor to nearly 25 magazines, including" Print, U&lc, Eye Magazine, Communications Arts, ID magazine, Graphis, Design Issues, " and" Mother Jones." Since 1986 he has been senior art director of the New York Times, which he first joined as an art director in 1974. From 1967-1973, he served as art director for numerous publications, including" Interview magazine, The New York Free Press, Rock Magazine, Screw magazine, Mobster Times, Evergreen Review, " and the Irish Arts Center. He was awarded three design grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, in 1986,1988, and 1990. In 1996, he received a Special Educators Award from The Art Director's Club of New York. He has been the curator of ten design exhibitions, including "The Art of Satire" at the Pratt Graphics Center and "Art Against War" at the Parsons School of Design. Since 1986, he has directed "Modernism & Eclecticism: A History of American Graphic Design," an annual symposium at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in New York.

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