A history of graphic design

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Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992 - Art - 508 pages
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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.

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This was my textbook for History of Graphic Design Class. It wasn't fun reading at all but it was packed with a lot of interesting information. Read full review

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JSTOR: A History of Graphic Design
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automatism: Booklist: A History of Graphic Design
I've just added A History of Graphic Design by Philip Meggs to my list of design library essentials. It's probably the most comprehensive book on design ...
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Type Directors Club : Reviews : Graphic Design History
Among the authors included in its pages are well-known design thinkers like Philip B. Meggs, whose A History of Graphic Design is a signal work in the field ...
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For more than twenty years Philip B. Meggs’s A History of Graphic Design, the first umbrella graphic design history, has been the standard textbook, ...
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Books on the history of graphic design: A History of Graphic Design Meggs, A Concise History of Graphic Design, Graphic Design History, Coast to Coast, ...
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THE Book, Updated: Meggs’ History of Graphic Design, 4th Edition ...
A History of Graphic Design, first published in 1983, was described by the late Meggs as an attempt “to chronicle the evolultion of graphic design”, ...
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Philip B. Meggs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[citation needed] In contrast to Pevsner, he published a history of graphic design that went beyond the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ...
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The Origins of Graphic Design in America, 1870-1920 , Ellen Mazur ...
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Philip B. Meggs: Medalists: Inspiration: AIGA
His authoritative survey A History of Graphic Design was the first attempt at creating a definitive and linear history of the graphic design profession, ...
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About the author (1992)

The late PHILIP B. MEGGS was a designer, educator, and author. He was 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. He authored more than a dozen books and 150 articles and papers on design and typography, including a section on graphic design in "Encyclopedia Britannica," He was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame and received its Educator's Award for lifetime achievement and significantly shaping the future of the fields of graphic design education and writing.

ALSTON W. PURVIS is Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Boston University. During his career, he has worked as an instructor at The Cooper Union and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at The Hague. His photographs have been exhibited in Amsterdam, London, New York, and Paris. He is the author of Dutch Graphic Design, 1918-1945 (Wiley) and H. N. Werkman; and coauthor of Graphic Design 20th Century; A Century of Posters; and Wendingen: A Journal of Arts 1918-1932.

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