Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design

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Allworth Press, 2004 - Design - 433 pages
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This update to the first book to provide explicit case histories of the successful marriage of form and content in graphic design explores more than 125 classic and contemporary works-30 of them brand new-explaining why they are aesthetically significant and how they function as good design. These thought pieces offer a vast taste of the aesthetic, political, historical, and personal issues that move today's global design community and fans.*0 Full of new stories about the graphic icons and idols of today's design culture * This replaces 1-880559-76-5 which has sold nearly 20,000 copies

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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Steven Heller is the art director of the New York Times Book Review, the chair of the graduate design program at the School of Visual Arts, and the author of more than 80 books, including The Education of a Graphic Designer. He lives in New York City.

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