A history of graphic design
Critical acclaim for previous editions of A History of Graphic Design
"I expect it to become a foundation and keystone of serious study . . . it is a fortress work." -Communication Arts
"[It] traces the role of the designer as a messenger of culture." -STA Journal
"Now . . . a hefty, yet concise, documentation of the entire field exists." -Print
"It is a noble and formidable undertaking." -he Artist's Magazine
"An excellent and invaluable work." -Library Journal
"This is a reference work that reads like a novel. It's comprehensive, authoritative, graphic, and exciting." -U&lc: The Journal of Typographics<br>
"[This book] establishes graphic design as a profession. Bravo!" -Design Issues
"A significant attempt at a comprehensive history of graphic design . . . it will be an eye-opener not only for general readers, but for designers who have been unaware of their legacy." -The New York Times
"Mr. Meggs enthusiastically conveys these excitements to us, from the invention of photography and 'popular graphics of the Victorian era' through the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, the Secession, the isms . . . to the Modern Movement. . . . More importantly, he shows us the joins as well as the parts."-rinting World
After a decade of research by the author, the first edition of A History of Graphic Design was heralded as a publishing landmark by the Association of American Publishers, who awarded it a coveted award for publishing excellence. Now, after fifteen years of development in graphic design, this expanded and updated Third Edition includes hundreds of full-color images and new material in many areas, including alphabets, Japanese and Dutch graphics, and the computer revolution which has impacted all aspects of contemporary design and communications. With its approximately 1,200 illustrations, lucid text, and interpretive captions, the book reveals a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important design innovations.
Graphic design is a vital component of each culture and period in human history, and in this account, an extraordinary panorama of people and events unfolds, including:
* The Invention of Writing and Alphabets
* Medieval Manuscript Books
* The Origins of Printing and Typography
* Renaissance Graphic Design
* The Arts and Crafts Movement
* Victorian and Art Nouveau Graphics
* Modern Art and Its Impact on Design
* Visual Identity and Conceptual Images
* Postmodern Design
* The Computer Graphics Revolution
A History of Graphic Design is recognized as a seminal work; this Third Edition surpasses in detail and breadth the content, design, and color reproduction of previous editions. It is required reading for professionals, students, and everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design. This comprehensive reference tool is an invaluable visual survey that you will turn to again and again.
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The History of Graphic Design and Becoming a Graphic Designer
Philip B. Meggs,Steven Heller
No preview available - 2002
The visual message from prehistory through the medieval
The Invention of Writing
The Asian Contribution
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JSTOR: A History of Graphic Design
Admittedly, it is hard to write a history of graphic design, a field not even recognized as a profession by, say architecture, medicine, law, ...
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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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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
 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 ...
in A History of Graphic Design , Hollis in Graphic Design: A Concise History , and Satué in El. Diseño Gráfico: Desde los Orígenes hasta Nuestros Días give ...
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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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