Six Chapters in Design: Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Ikko Tanaka, Henryk Tomaszewski

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Stylish and concise, this volume presents the work of six venerable names in modern design history. Featuring more than three hundred examples of their best work, yet still eminently portable, Six Chapters in Design is a charming model of economy. Each chapter begins with an essay by a fellow designer, or poet, or, in the case of Saul Bass, director Martin Scorsese, and closes with a biographical profile. Esteemed by designers around the world, these are the artists who created the identities of Warner, AT&T,...
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Overview

Stylish and concise, this volume presents the work of six venerable names in modern design history. Featuring more than three hundred examples of their best work, yet still eminently portable, Six Chapters in Design is a charming model of economy. Each chapter begins with an essay by a fellow designer, or poet, or, in the case of Saul Bass, director Martin Scorsese, and closes with a biographical profile. Esteemed by designers around the world, these are the artists who created the identities of Warner, AT&T, IBM, ABC, UPS, and Westinghouse; film titles for The Shining and Cape Fear; posters; advertisements; and memorable images of every sort. Their work, nearly omnipresent in everyday life, has influenced an entire culture. This dynamic compendium is a smart resource for designers and artists working in any medium.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811817226
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip B. Meggs is the author of A History of Graphic Design.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2002

    BIG little book

    I purchased this book looking for a refernce for Saul Bass and Paul Rand. I was looking more for textual reference, less for a visual refernce. The book gives a very brief description of each of the artist and many reproductions of each artist's work. Another thing I dont care for about the book is the books dimensions. The book measures 7.125 inches high, 5 inches wide and a bulky 1.375 inches thick. The book is difficult to open and read or view the images. After time the binding will surely become warped and, unless shelved between other books, will probably lay open and fanned. I wouldn't recomend this book as a 'coffee table book' or as a good textual reference.

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