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Story of Graphic Design

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ISBN-10: 0810972921

ISBN-13: 9780810972926

Edition: 2010

Authors: Patrick Cramsie

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This comprehensive illustrated history begins with the origins of the alphabet itself and carries the reader through the first handwritten books, the invention of printing in the Renaissance, the explosion of graphic styles (and printed media) in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the impact of digital technology on design today. Like E.H. Gombrich's magnificentStory of Art, The Story of Graphic Designis a compelling narrative that explores the evolution of styles under the pressure of social, cultural, and technological change, accompanied by a comprehensive selection of illustrations of key works in typography and design since the invention of writing. It covers a remarkable number of topics, from the art of the medieval manuscript to the birth of advertising to the workings of modern mass media. Unlike all other historians of design, Patrick Cramsie is able to bring a designer's eye to the analysis of visual communication. The Story of Graphic Designis an indispensible book for designers, historians, and students, and will find a wide readership among people who are interested in the visual arts or concerned about the future of the printed word.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Abrams, Inc.
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction Graphic Design & Style
Design and Sign The Origin of the Alphabet, c.34,000 - 1,100BC
A Classical Education Ancient Greece & Rome, C.2000BC - c.AD350
Spreading the Word Illuminated Manuscripts, c.350 - c.1500
The Black Art The Birth of Printing & Early German Printing, c.1455 - c.1530
Back to The Future Renaissance Italy & France, c.1460 - c.1600
Popular Publishing Dutch Renaissance & Popular Prints, c.1530 - c.1700
Purity In Print Rococo, Transitional & Modern, c.1700 - c.1820
The Tools of Trade Display Types & Victorian Design, c.1800 - c.1880
Manufacturing The Middle Ages Neo-Gothic & the Arts and Crafts, c.1840 - c.1910
The Style of the Street Art Nouveau, c.1880 - c.1914
The Simple Art of war Sachplakat & First World War Graphics, c.1880 - c.1920
The ISMS of Art Futurism, Dada, De Stijl & Constructivism, c.1900 - c.1930
Form and Function Bauhaus & the New Typography, c.1919 - c.1933
The Weight of Tradition Traditional Typography, c.1910 - c.1947
Good Design is Good Business Commercial Modernism, c.1920 - c.1960
Systems and Signs Swiss Typography, c.1945 - c.1972
Handmade and Homespun Illustrated Modernism & Psychedelia, c.1950 - c.1970
Tearing it up Punk, c.1975 - c.1985
Less is a Bore New Wave & Postmodernism, c.1970 - c.1990
Printing with Pixels Digital Expressionism & Postscript: The Digital Future, c.1984-
Endnotes
Bibliography
Picture List
Index