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Illustration A Visual History

ISBN-10: 0810972840

ISBN-13: 9780810972841

Edition: 2008

Authors: Steven Heller, Seymour Chwast

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This unique visual history of the art of illustration, by the foremost historian of graphic design and a well-known illustrator and designer, joins the authors' previousGraphic Styleas an indispensable resource for anyone interested in art, design, and popular culture. Illustration has long been a significant popular artand is often more visible, recognizable, and memorable than "higher" arts. Editorial and advertising illustration in all its many forms is so integral to our understanding of news, views, literature, and commerce that it is easily taken for granted. Nonetheless, it has an impressive history and remains a vital influence on visual culture. This book is a rich chronicle, celebration, and survey of well over a century of illustration. It deftly reveals the visual mannerisms, quirks, and tics that characterize drawn, painted, and digitized illustrations in different styles, and places leading illustrators in historical context.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Abrams, Inc.
Publication date: 11/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

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.

Seymour Chwast was born in New York City and is a graduate of The Cooper Union, where he studied illustration and graphic design. He worked as a junior designer in the advertising department of the New York Times, then for House and Garden and Glamour magazines. He is a founding partner of the celebrated Push Pin Studios, whose distinct style has had a worldwide influence on contemporary visual communications. In 1985 the studio's name was changed to the Pushpin Group, of which Mr. Chwast is the director. He received the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Medal in 1985, was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of fame and has an honorary Ph.D in Fine Art from the Parsons School of Design. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other major museums around the world. He was a visiting lecturer at art schools in New York and vice-president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (1974-8), New York. More information about Mr. Chwast can be found at www.pushpininc.com.

Style
Victorian
Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau
Object Poster
Expressionism
Art Deco
Romanticism
Surrealism
Representational
Pulp
Heroic Realism
Realism
Rockwellian
Push Pin Style
Polish
Cartoon Expressionism
Fantasy
Gothic
Primitivism
Minimalism
Psychedelic
Neo Impressionism
Neo Expressionism
Neo Realism
Neo Surrealism
Neo Victorian
Punk
Postmodern
Neo Deco
Digital
Form
Anthropomorphic
Caricature
Political
Propaganda
Reportage
Parody
Satiric
Children's Illustration
Comics
Toys
Absurdist
Erotic
Conceptual
Diagram
Illustrated Alphabets and Trademarks
Index