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A collection of essays defining the history of graphic design. Nearly 70 critical essays by leading writers explore and define the unique moments, personages and events that shaped the course of graphic design from its earliest beginnings at the turn of the 20th century to the present. Culled from obscure sources, the writings should provide valuable information and insight for students, teachers, scholars, and practitioners of design.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581150940
ISBN-10: 1581150946
Format: Paperback
(255mm x 175mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Steven Heller

Steven Heller is a senior art director at the New York Times, editor of the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, and chair of the graduate design program at the School of Visual Arts. The recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, he is the author or editor of more than 70 books on graphic design, including Graphic Design Time Line, Texts on Type, Sex Appeal, The Swastika, Design Dialogues, The Education of a Graphic Designer, Design Literacy, Design Literacy (continued), Design Culture, Looking Closer 3, Looking Closer 2, and Looking Closer, all published by Allworth Press. He lives in New York. Georgette Balance headed the Lubalin Study Center at Cooper Union in New York, where she curated the traveling exhibition "Paul Rand." She is a frequent lecturer on the history of graphic design and currently teaches at Cooper Union and in Florida.

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