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MEGGS' HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN. Sixth edition. Philip B. Meggs and Alston W. Purvis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, 2016. First edition published 1983 by Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York. 694 pp. with 1411 ills. (985 col.). 29 x 23 cm. ISBN 9781118772058 In English.
Publisher's description: Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design. Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide: The latest key developments in web, multimedia, and interactive design; Expanded coverage of design in Asia and the Middle East; Emerging design trends and technologies; Timelines framed in a broader historical context to help you better understand the evolution of contemporary graphic design; Extensive ancillary materials including an instructor's manual, expanded image identification banks, flashcards, and quizzes.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), International (Western Style), Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional) — Several Periods — Graphic Design
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 169447
Hardcover $95.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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