Meggs' History of Graphic Design / Edition 4by Philip B. Meggs, Alston W. Purvis
Pub. Date: 12/07/2005
Now in its Fourth Edition, this unrivaled, seminal work continues its long tradition of providing balanced insight and thorough historical background. Under the new authorial leadership of Alston Purvis, this authoritative book offers more than 450 new images, along with expansive coverage of such topics as Italian, Russian, and Dutch design. It reveals a saga of
Now in its Fourth Edition, this unrivaled, seminal work continues its long tradition of providing balanced insight and thorough historical background. Under the new authorial leadership of Alston Purvis, this authoritative book offers more than 450 new images, along with expansive coverage of such topics as Italian, Russian, and Dutch design. It reveals a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important design innovations.
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- Edition description:
- Revised Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.82(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.52(d)
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition.
Part I: The Prologue to Graphic Design.
The visual message from prehistory through the medieval era.
1. The Invention of Writing.
3. The Asian Contribution.
4. Illuminated Manuscripts.
Part II: A Graphic Renaissance.
The origins of European typography and design for printing.
5. Printing Comes to Europe.
6. The German Illustrated Book.
7. Renaissance Graphic Design.
8. An Epoch of Typographic Genius.
Part III: The Bridge to the Twentieth Century.
The Industrial Revolution: The impact of industrial technology upon visual communications.
9. Graphic Design and the Industrial Revolution.
10. The Arts and Crafts Movement and its Heritage.
11. Art Nouveau.
12. The Genesis of Twentieth-Century Design.
Part IV: The Modernist Era.
Graphic design in the first half of the twentieth century.
13. The Influence of Modern Art.
14. Pictorial Modernism.
15. A New Language of Form.
16. The Bauhaus and the New Typography.
17. The Modern Movement in America.
Part V: The Age of Information.
Graphic design in the global village.
18. The International Typographic Style.
19. The New York School.
20. Corporate Identity and Visual Systems.
21. The Conceptual Image.
22. National Visions within a Global Dialogue.
23. Postmodern Design.
24. The Digital Revolution and Beyond.
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