As twenty-first-century design concerns seem to center increasingly on the depiction as well as the use of technology, this new graphic design book, copiously illustrated and thoughtfully written, provides a comprehensive overview of modernism as applied to American graphics and a look at the explosion of creativity ushered in via digital design.
From Vogue to the Playboy bunny and Show Magazine, Remington and Bodenstedt's energetic and insightful survey covers 40 critical years in American design history, starting with the emergence of the modernist movement in the 1920s, in terms of the enormous, pervasive, and ever-evolving influence of the European avant-garde on advertising, magazine design, posters, and other media. Whitney Scott
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R. Roger Remington is professor of graphic design at Rochester Institute of Technology. His previous books include Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design (1992) and Lester Beall: Trailblazer of American Graphic Design (1996).