American Modernism by R. Roger RemingtonA groundbreaking survey of the Modernist movement in American graphic design This insightful book is the first to present a comprehensive survey of the Modernist movement as it emerged in America between 1920 and 1960 in various graphic media. It identifies and examines great works in advertising, information design, identity, magazine design, print, dimensional design, and posters that by mid-century had defined American graphic design. R. Roger Remington begins by discussing the emergence of Modernism and its major historical influences, including European avant-garde art movements, technology, geopolitical issues, popular culture, educational innovations such as the Bauhaus, architecture, industrial design, and photography. The heart of the book brings together the key works of mid-century Modernism, presenting them chronologically from the 1930s to the 1950s. The final section shows the impact of and reactions to these Modernist influences as graphic design in America matured into the 1960s and beyond. Handsomely designed and illustrated, American Modernism isdestined to become a classic text in the study of design and visual culture.
Call Number: NC998.5 .A1 R46 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-11
The Anatomy of Design by Steven Heller; Mirko IlicAnatomy of Design dissects fifty examples of graphic design piece by piece, revealing an array of influences and inspirations. These pieces represent contemporary artifacts that are well conceived, finely crafted, and filled with hidden treasures. Some are overtly complex. Others are so simple that it is hard to believe there's a storehouse of inspiration hidden underneath. The selections include all kinds of design work including posters, packages, and more. Each exhibit is selected for its ubiquity, thematic import, and aesthetic significance, and every page shows how great work is derived from various inspirational and physical sources, some well-known, some unknown.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
Art Chantry Speaks by Art Chantry; Monica René Rochester (Editor)There used to be a time when designers were trained in the history of composition. Now you just buy a fuckin' piece of software and now you've become a designer. "Art Chantry . . . Is he a Luddite?" asks a Rhode Island School of Design poster promoting a Chantry lecture. "Or is he a graphic design hero?" For decades this avatar of low-tech design has fought against the cheap and easy use of digital software. Chantry's homage to expired technology, and his inspired use of Xerox machines and X-Acto blade cuts of printed material, created a much-copied style during the grunge period and beyond. Chantry's designs were published in Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry (Chronicle Books), exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre. More recently, Chantry has drawn upon his extraordinary collection of twentieth-century graphic art to create compelling histories of the forgotten and unknown on essays he has posted on his Facebook page. These essays might lionize the unrecognized illustrators of screws, wrenches, and pipes in equipment catalogs. Other posts might reveal how some famous artists were improperly recognized. Art Chantry Speaks is the kind of opinionated art history you've always wanted to read but were never assigned.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-06-22
Design Dialogues by Steven Heller; Elinor PettitThis wide-ranging compilation of interviews offers a colorful and candid introduction to the personalities, passions, and work of thirty- four respected designers, artists, authors, and media producers. With design as the common thread, each exchange opens an individual perspective on the visual culture at large, ranging in focus from the manipulative power of images to the place of theory in design practice to the myriad interactions between design and life. The stories are woven from experiences in media, theory, history, politics, and the blurry realm of interactivity, and are told by such notables as Ellen Lupton discussing her life as a design curator, Tibor Kalman confronting the relationship between practice and social responsibility, John Plunkett on his motivations for founding Wired magazine, and Ralph Ginzburg telling all about the controversial publication that ultimately sent him to prison. Both an oral history of graphic design and a living record of where we are today, these engaging and evocative dialogues provide anyone interested in design or popular culture with a means of understanding, as well as ideas for working in, the visual world around them. Included are thirty-four black-and-white illustrations and interviews with: Massimo Vignelli, Paul Rand, Stephen Doyle, Jonathan Barnbrook, Jonathan Hoefler, Michael Ian Kaye, Dana Arnett, Chris Pullman, Jose Conde, Nicholas Callaway, George Lois, Philip Meggs, Rick Prelinger, Dan Solo, Rick Poynor, Ellen Lupton, Katherine McCoy, Johanna Drucker, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, Sue Coe, Stuart Ewen, Ralph Ginzburg, Tibor Kalman, Richard Saul Wurman, Michael Ray Charles, Morris Wyszogrod, Jules Feiffer, Rodney Alan Greenblat, David Vogler, Edwin Schlossberg, Robert Greenberg, and John Plunkett.
Call Number: NK1390 .D473 1998
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
Graphic Design and Architecture, a 20th Century History by Richard PoulinThis innovative volume is the first to provide the design student, practitioner, and educator with an invaluable comprehensive reference of visual and narrative material that illustrates and evaluates the unique and important history surrounding graphic design and architecture. Graphic Design and Architecture, A 20th Century History closely examines the relationship between typography, image, symbolism, and the built environment by exploring principal themes, major technological developments, important manufacturers, and pioneering designers over the last 100 years. It is a complete resource that belongs on every designer's bookshelf.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
Graphic Design History by Steven Heller; Georgette BallanceIn this groundbreaking anthology, nearly 30 legendary writers explore and characterize the unique developments, notable people, and memorable events that shaped the world of graphic design. Taken in many cases from hard-to-find sources, these essays provide a unique scope and array of provocative viewpoints that are not found anywhere else. Readers will be taken on a fascinating journey through the trends that shaped the industry for the past 100-plus years, written by the people who helped define it.
Call Number: NC998.4 .G667 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-01
Graphic Style by Steven Heller; Seymour ChwastThe book to consult for an overview of graphic design styles from the industrial era onward. A quick appreciation of every significant trend from Art Nouveau to Neo-Modern. Now, in an expanded edition with over 700 illustrations, this essential design compendium takes us up to the present day. A new section on the digital era covers everything from typocentric design to the impact of club culture and the Internet.
Call Number: NC998.2 .H448 2000
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Jan Tschichold by Ruari McLean; Ellen Lupton; Elaine L. CohenGerman type and book designer Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) revolutionized modern typography through his bold, asymmetrical designs and use of sanserif typography, both inspired by the work of the Bauhaus. He proclaimed his new design philosophy through a series of articles and books, including Die neue Typographie, published in Berlin in 1928. His international renown came largely as a result of his redesign of Penguin's entire series of paperback novels just after World War II. Any graphic designer practicing today owes a debt to Tschichold's innovation. Jan Tschichold: A Life in Typography offers a concise biography of Tschichold, accompanied by numerous examples of his vast body of work. It serves as an introduction to Tschichold for those who are unfamiliar with his influential style, yet for the experienced designer it is an excellent collection of the wide range of his designs. Ruari McLean's books on graphic design include Modern Book Design (1958) and Typographers on Type (1995). He is also the translator of Tschichold's The New Typographyand the author of various books on Tschichold's work.
Call Number: Z232 .T863 M298 1997
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
Made in France by Reed DarmonMade in France celebrates the innovative and experimental design, sophisticated style, and rich artistry of French popular culture. Reed Darmon has created a beautiful and inspiring collection of vintage French design from the past century. The hundreds of images packed into this delightfully compact book include movie, caf, and travel posters, book and magazine covers, advertisements, music albums, household product packaging, fashion items, toys, and other colorful and irresistible ephemera. A stylishobject and graphic essay in one,Made in France is an extraordinary glimpse into the heart of French popular culture. Trs chic!
Call Number: NC998.6 .F7 D376 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-25
New Retro by Brenda Dermody; Teresa BreathnachReinterpreting the past--the greatest form of creative flattery--never goes out of fashion. In the midst of today's technologically driven design, there has been a return to the comfort of familiar imagery and typography, particularly from the twentieth century.Drawing on classic examples, New Retro shows how past designs can be updated to suit the needs of today. It features a portfolio of the best international designs produced in recent years, presented by application: editorial, packaging, identity, promotional, and type design; and it also includes an historical survey of graphic design, with timelines of key figures and pieces.