The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers (World of Art)

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers (World of Art)

by Alan Livingston (Author), IsabellaLivingston (Author)


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.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Edition: Revised edition
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 10 Mar 2003

ISBN 10: 0500203539
ISBN 13: 9780500203538

Author Bio
Alan Livingston has been Principal of Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall, since 1987. A Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, he is a former Chairman of the Council for National Academic Awards' Committee for Art & Design. Isabella Livingston lectures in Design History at the Falmouth College of Arts.