- Series: Looking Closer (Book 1)
- Paperback: 245 pages
- Publisher: Allworth Press (November 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1880559153
- ISBN-13: 978-1880559154
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 7 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,243,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design
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A scholarly volume . . . these essays and contributions examine some of the major artistic, design, and philosophical arguments evolving in the field today, and are recommended reading for college-level graphic designers . . . -- The Midwest Book Review
The editors . . . have gathered essays, rants, and observations that are indeed significant. The reader takes in history, both recent and long past; reminders of ideas that have triumphed; styles that have crashed and burned; arguments that remain unsettled . . . -- Step-By-Step Graphics
This eye-catching volume has something for everyone. . . a graphic designer's dream. . . . Admirers of Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Dugald Stermer, Steven Heller and 40 others can feast their minds on this intelligent collection of thoughtful essays . . . Looking Closer is a provocative magnifying glass through which to view our culture -- Design Management Journal
To jump smack dab into the middle of the current graphic design dialogue, read Looking Closer and Looking Closer 2. These volumes combined offer 80-plus lucid commentaries on everything from "jive modernism" and the social function(s) of design to postmodern theory and its implications for design. What astonishes me about these visual artists' texts is just how stylish, thoughtful, accessible and engaging they are. . . . the reader feels privileged to eavesdrop on the cream of the profession . . . talk theory and talk shop with each other in readily comprehensible ways . . . -- Photography in New York, January/February 1997
About the Author
Steven Helleris co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His many previous books includeTypographic Universe, New Modernist Type, and Scripts.