Looking Closer 4: Critical Writings on Graphic Design

Looking Closer 4: Critical Writings on Graphic Design

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The most stimulating installment yet in the acclaimed Looking Closer series! This enthralling collection of essays assembles some of the most intriguing critical commentary published in professional and general interest design magazines from 1997 to 2000. Over thirty contributors, including Rick Poynor, Kathy McCoy, Lorraine Wild, Veronique Vienne, Jessica Helfand,…  See more details below

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The most stimulating installment yet in the acclaimed Looking Closer series! This enthralling collection of essays assembles some of the most intriguing critical commentary published in professional and general interest design magazines from 1997 to 2000. Over thirty contributors, including Rick Poynor, Kathy McCoy, Lorraine Wild, Veronique Vienne, Jessica Helfand, and others discuss such important contemporary themes as the rise and fall of the dot.coms and its influence on salary expectations, the ongoing controversy over the First Things First Manifesto, the call for greater responsibility in the design profession, and the antibranding protests that ignited demonstrations during recent World Trade Organization meetings. From current events to design principles, and aesthetics to ethics, graphic designers everywhere will savor this anthology of fresh perspective.

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This collection brings together 55 significant essays presented between 1997 and 2000, in professional design and non-design journals, as academic papers, on the Internet, and as lectures. They cover a range of controversial issues in contemporary graphic design, such as ethics and the social responsibilities of designers, the designer as "author" or "auteur," balancing form and content and content and aesthetics, and the future of critical writing on graphic design. For students, and novice and veteran graphic designers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581159585
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
02/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
475 KB

Meet the Author

Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author+Entrepreneur program at New York's School of Visual Arts. He is the author, editor and co-editor of more than one hundred books on design and popular culture.

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