Looking Closer Critical Writings on Graphic Design

ISBN-10: 1581152353

ISBN-13: 9781581152357

Edition: 4th 2002

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Description: The fourth installment of this acclaimed series picks up where volume 2 left by offering astute critical discussions on the issues and objects of contemporary graphic design.

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.88" long x 6.80" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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Steven Heller is senior Art Director for the New York Times & author of over seventy books on art, culture, & design. He lives in New York City.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
To the Barricades
First Things First Manifesto 2000
First Things First, a Brief History
First Things First: Now More Than Ever
Just Say No ... Quietly
Can Designers Save the World? (And Should They Try?)
The People V. the Corporate Cool Machine
A Manifesto with Ten Footnotes
A New Kind of Dialogue
The Spectacle: A Reevaluation of the Situationist thesis
On FTF
Culture Agents
Why Johnny Can't Dissent
Culture Agents
The Case for Brands
Truth in Advertising
Sustainable Consumerism
Don't Let the Buggers Grind You Down!
Saving Advertising
Saving Jelly
Reading at the Breakfast Table
Manifestos
Me, the Undersigned
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth
Fuck Committees (I Believe in Lunatics)
The Vow of Chastity
Critical Languages
The Time for Being Against
Theory is a Good Idea
That Was Then, and This Is Now: but What Is Next?
What Happens When the Edges Dissolve?
The Trouble with Type
Is it Better to Revive than to Deceive? Design and Complicity: Herbert Buyer's Silent Legacy
De Stijl, New Media, and the Lessons of Geometry
The Critical "Languages" of Graphic Design
State of the Arts
Graphic Design and the Next Big Thing
Telling the Truth?
Who Needs Ethics
Human Dignity and Human Rights: Thoughts on the Principles of Human-Centered Design
A Manifesto of Inclusivism
Greasing the Wheels of Capitalism with Style and Taste, or, the "Professionalization" of American Graphic Design
No Problem
Terminal Terminology
The Hole in Art's Umbrella
Graphic News
Movie Titles: Much Ado about Little
The Name Game
Authorship
The Designer as Author
Battle of the Big Books
All Hail Mau the Magnificent
Half Empty
Lost in Sound
Meditations
Getting Real
Least Designed and Most Read
The Handwriting Is on the Wall, but Who Can Read It?
Let the Buyer Beware
Beige
The Flag Waverer
Contributors
Index
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