- Series: Graphic Design in Context
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (September 25, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500289808
- ISBN-13: 978-0500289808
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Meredith Davis is Professor of Graphic Design and Director of Graduate Programs in Graphic Design at North Carolina State University, where she has taught since 1989. For ten years she was Chair of the Department of Graphic Design. She is a former director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Graphic Design Education Association, and the American Center for Design. Through her research, teaching, and role as an adviser on college curricula, Davis has helped shape design education across the United States.
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Cons: the last chapter of the book is more speculative., and the chapter on context in specific is scattered. Even with this, the rest of the book is vital.
Pros: The biggest strength of this book is it's refusal to couch graphic design as subservient to the advertising and marketing industries (mainstream American view of what graphic design is). I highly appreciate Davis' framing of the discipline beyond these dated and wrong views. Other books attempting to discuss graphic design theory (Looking Closer series, Helen Armstrong's anthology) are often just reprints of existing (and sometimes obscure / only slightly relevant) texts. This book puts things in context.