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EARTHQUAKES, MUDSLIDES, FIRES & RIOTS: CALIFORNIA & GRAPHIC DESIGN, 1936-1986. Louise Sandhaus et al. Metropolis Books, New York, 2014. Published in association with Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 416 pp. with 578 ills. (472 col.). 26 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781938922619 In English.
Publisher's description: According to the cliche, California is the place where anything goes and everyone does their own thing. Maybe that's because everyone knows that in California there's no terra firma: earthquakes, mudslides, fires and the occasional civil uprising cause constant upheaval and change. California is fluid. It has a sense of humor. It is a place of constant innovation, where the entertainment, aerospace and high-tech industries found a home. California is the great mecca of consumerism, but it is also legendary as fertile ground for creativity, freedom and social consciousness, where the status quo undergoes constant renovation. Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots is the first publication to capture the enormous body of distinctive and visually ecstatic graphic design that emanated from this great state throughout most of the twentieth century. Edited and designed by graphic designer Louise Sandhaus, this raucous gathering of smart, offbeat, groundbreaking graphic design from the "Left Coast" will amaze readers with its breadth and richness. The fruit of more than a decade of research, the volume is arranged in four sections: "Sunbaked Modernism," "Industry and the Indies," "60s Alt 60s" and "California Girls."
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Graphic Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164649
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