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100 Classic Graphic Design Books Laurence King Publishing
By Jason Godfrey,Foreword by Stephen Heller
9-1/4 x 11-1/4 in; 224 pp; 600 color illustrations
August 2009 ISBN 9781856695923 ISBN10 1856695921
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Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books is a unique compilation of the best design books of the last 100 years. It covers a huge range of material—historic titles from pioneering type foundries to the best of recent monographs from todays leading studios—and provides an essential insight into the evolution of graphic design in the twentieth century. Classic graphic design manuals by László Moholy-Nagy and Josef Müller-Brockmann are included, alongside pioneering instructional titles on advertising and corporate identity. Monographs designed by andcovering the major individuals and studios of the era—from A.M. Cassandre and Alexey Brodovitch to Stefan Sagmeister and Peter Saville—are detailed, along with groundbreaking anthologies on trademark design, Polish film posters, the impact of the avant-garde, and more.All the books, whether classic histories of Bauhaus design or rarely seen sourcebooks of symbols and type, are illustrated with a wide selection of spreads and covers, all in color. In addition, leading international designers have provided lists of favorite titles from their own libraries.
Jason Godfrey, director of Godfrey Design, London, studied at the Royal College of Art before pursuing a career in print and digital media in London, New York, and Austin, Texas. His work has been shown in the annuals of D&AD and the New York Type Directors Club.
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