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The Thames & Hudson dictionary of graphic design and designers / Alan and Isabella Livingston.

By: Livingston, Alan.
Contributor(s): Livingston, Isabella | Livingston, Alan. Thames and Hudson encyclopaedia of graphic design and designers.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: World of art: Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2003Edition: New edition.Description: 239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0500203539.Other title: Thames and Hudson dictionary of graphic design and designers | Dictionary of graphic design and designers [Spine title] | Graphic design and designers.Subject(s): Graphic arts -- Dictionaries | Commercial art -- Dictionaries | Designers -- Biography -- Dictionaries | Graphic design (Typography) -- Dictionaries | Graphic design (Typography) -- History -- DictionariesDDC classification: Review: "The interaction of words and images and the visual communication of ideas are an essential part of our daily lives. Created to inform, identify and promote, graphic design is at the heart of artistic development." "With over 150 new and updated entries, this reference work provides information about typographers, journals, movements and styles, organizations and schools, printers and private presses, art directors, technological advances, design studios, graphic illustrators and poster artists." "Extensive cross-references and a chronological chart outline the relationship between movements, technology and designers. Equally useful to the student as the professional, the dictionary celebrates international developments in graphic design and features over five-hundred illustrations."--BOOK JACKET.
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Revised and updated to include all aspects of graphic design from 1840 to the present day, this classic reference defines key movements, trends, styles and techniques, and covers an enormous range of graphic designers, typographers, illustrators, poster artists and printers. It ensures that the names at the forefront of contemporary graphic design practice take their rightful place alongside major historical figures. From William Morris, inspired by nature, and El Lissitzky's Constructivist design to the Designer Republic's visuals for the music and club scene and John Maeda's computer graphics, this book presents an international overview of graphic design. The industry's most influential styles are recorded and prominent movements are explained, from Arts and Crafts to Postmodernism and beyond. Important trends are reflected in the newest entries, for example Irma Boom and Mevis + Van Deursen. Totally redesigned by Derek Birdsall, this edition includes over 150 additions and over 50 new pictures. A revised chronological chart outlines the relationship between movements, technology and designers around the world.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-237).

Includes bibliographical references.

"The interaction of words and images and the visual communication of ideas are an essential part of our daily lives. Created to inform, identify and promote, graphic design is at the heart of artistic development." "With over 150 new and updated entries, this reference work provides information about typographers, journals, movements and styles, organizations and schools, printers and private presses, art directors, technological advances, design studios, graphic illustrators and poster artists." "Extensive cross-references and a chronological chart outline the relationship between movements, technology and designers. Equally useful to the student as the professional, the dictionary celebrates international developments in graphic design and features over five-hundred illustrations."--BOOK JACKET.

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