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Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers: The Printer as Designer and Craftsman: 1700-1914 Hardcover – November 5, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0500516461 ISBN-10: 0500516464 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (November 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500516464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500516461
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 7.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[A] journey of the art of graphic design through its historical past.” (HOW Design)

“Beautifully produced, colorfully illustrated, logically organized, and authoritative in every respect, this will become a standard account in the graphic design history canon.” (Choice)

About the Author

David Jury is an award-winning graphic designer, and head of the MA course Art, Design, and the Book at the Colchester Institute in England. His previous books include Typography Today.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Heck no on December 29, 2012
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This book has impressed me so much I had to write a review. I've yet to see a book with as many fine examples of 17th-20th century typography and printing techniques as this one. The book is filled with exquisite imagery from a variety of design eras and what makes it truly remarkable is the quality of the writing. Each image is thoughtfully captioned and the overview of the progression of the printmaking and jobbing trade is thorough, interesting and never drags on. The production of the book is also top notch; the paper choices and type setting are fantastic. If you love the history of graphic design and typography, you need this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Golden on December 4, 2012
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I studied graphic design at Pratt Class of 67. I went on to a career in the commercial printing business. Brings me back to an era predating computer graphics. This book could not possibly speak to me in a clearer voice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vivian J. Bork on January 8, 2013
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I bought this for my daughter the graphic designer. She thought it was fascinating. She liked that it was a design book about "pre-design"
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This is a very entertaining look at early Type Design and Graphic layout before
the job title "Graphic Designer" was part of the job market landscape. A beautifully-
presented overview of Graphic Design styles and Trends from
early days. Many of the outmoded products being advertised here
are outlandish and hilarious by today's standards.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carl E. Gross on December 14, 2012
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Way to heavily into advertising design. There are many more facets to graphic design than just advertising.
An overpriced book.
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