Meggs' History of Graphic Design
The classic "bible" of the history of graphic design. The classic themes are the invention of writing and the alphabet, the origins of printing and typography, the postmodern design ... New information - current trends and technologies of graphic design, for example, Web, multimedia, interactive design ... More than 1400 high-quality images. For professionals, students, and anyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design.
Winner of the First-Ever QED (Quality, Excellence, Design) award by Digital Book World
This is the unrivaled, comprehensive, and award-winning reference tool on graphic design recognized for publishing excellence by the Association of American Publishers. Now, this Fifth Edition of Meggs' History of Graphic Design offers even more detail and breadth of content than its heralded predecessors, revealing a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important developments responsible for paving the historic paths that define the graphic design experience. In addition to classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and postmodern design, this new Fifth Edition presents new information on current trends and technologies sweeping the graphic design landscape—such as the web, multimedia, interactive design, and private presses, thus adding new layers of depth to an already rich resource.
With more than 1,400 high-quality images throughout—many new or newly updated—Meggs' History of Graphic Design, Fifth Edition provides a wealth of visual markers for inspiration and emulation. For professionals, students, and everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design, this landmark text will quickly become an invaluable guide that they will turn to again and again.