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Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World Paperback – October 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-3764365653 ISBN-10: 376436565X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser; 1 edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 376436565X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3764365653
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,762,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rick Poynor writes about design and visual culture. He was founder editor of Eye, the international review of graphic communication. He is the author of seven previous books, including Design Without Boundaries (1998).

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By UselessBeauty on June 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
Rick Poyner chimes in on pop culture throughout this series of essays, which collectively produce a loud, clanging wake-up call. If you are a creative professional or student, you MUST read this book!
Mr. Poyner provides an accessible, but unflinching look at the role of our profession and it's impact on humanity. In this book, the cute, hip, self-referential "Irony" of the last decade is no longer a revelation, and Poyner questions what it means now that "respected" corporations and self-promoting advertisers and designers have co-opted it.
As an instructor of Commuication Design, I have for years preached to my students to "be responsible for every mark that you make" in order to communicate effectively. This little book has fueled that fire for me with it's view of the bigger picture and has forever altered my perception of my role not only as a designer and a consumer, but as a human.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tfutrell on October 4, 2004
Format: Paperback
rick poyner has done it again. i think that if you are interested in design and cultural landscape, you will thourougly appreciate this book. you really can't find a better examination of culture meeting design. obey the giant.
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