A History of Graphic Design

A History of Graphic Design

by Philip B. Meggs, Meggs


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A History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs, Meggs

This "bible of graphic design" is known as the definitive reference on the history of graphic design. It is one of the most comprehensive, exhaustive, and informative resources on the history of graphic design, updated and revised with additional information and photos. This new and updated edition features hundreds of new full-color photos throughout the book, as well as new information on computer graphics and non-Western history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780442022785
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Series: Design and Graphic Design Ser.
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 524

About the Author

Philip B. Meggs is a designer, educator, and author. He is School of the Arts Research Professor, Communication Arts and Design Department, at Virginia Commonwealth University; visiting faculty at Syracuse University and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, and Contributing Editor to Print magazine.

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.
Selected Bibliography.
Picture Credits.

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