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.
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 ContentsThe 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.