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Title:
A history of graphic design
Author:
Meggs, Philip B.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
xv, 508 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780442318956
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Here is the first definitive history of graphic communication. More than a thousand vivid illustrations chronicle our fascinating & unceasing quest to give visual form to ideas.


Table of Contents

The Prologue to Graphic Design: The Visual Message from Prehistory through the Medieval Era
A Graphic Renaissance: The Origins of European Typography and Design for Printing
The Industrial Revolution: The Impact of Industrial Technology upon Visual Communications
The Modernist Era: Graphic Design in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
The Age of Information: Graphic Design in the Global Village
Epilogue
Selected Bibliography
Picture Credits
Index