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Design Writing Research Paperback – June 10, 1999

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'At last, an analysis of the design of writing...sophisticated, penetrating, incisive' (Rosalind Krauss) 'This book provides essential background in current design theory and opens the way to a broader awareness of the fundamental role of graphic design in our time.' (Mildred Friedman)

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This critical study of graphic design and typography is a source for anyone interested in the art and history of books, letterforms, symbols, advertising, and theories of visual and verbal communication. A section on theory considers the centrality of the written and printed word to post-structuralism and deconstruction. A wide range of design practices are discussed, from the history of punctuation and the origins of international pictograms to the structure of modern typography. A section on media looks at the role of design in mass communications with essays on stock photography, visual journalism, illustration, advertising and vernacular design cultures. The book closes with history, a section organised as a time line spanning 200 years of design in America. These historical case studies show how the modern profession of graphic design emerged in response to cultural, political and economic developments in the US.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; Revised edition (June 10, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714838519
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714838519
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.9 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #750,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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