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No More Rules: Mini Edition Graphic Design and Postmodernism

By Rick Poynor

6 3/4 x 8 3/4 in; 192 pages pp;
Paperback
May 2013
ISBN 9781780671031
ISBN10 1780671032

SKU# 9781780671031

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The last thirty-five years have seen profound upheavals
in the field of graphic communication. One by one, the
old certainties about the techniques and purposes of
graphic design have been questioned and torn apart.
Jettisoning rules that no longer seemed relevant in
the postmodern era, designers and typographers have
reassessed their roles and forged experimental new
approaches. No More Rules is the first wide-ranging
critical survey to attempt to make sense of these
international developments.
No More Rules: Mini Edition Graphic Design and Postmodernism


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No More Rules: Mini Edition Graphic Design and Postmodernism

The last thirty-five years have seen profound upheavals in the field of graphic communication. One by one, the old certainties about the techniques and purposes of graphic design have been questioned and torn apart. Jettisoning rules that no longer seemed relevant in the postmodern era, designers and typographers have reassessed their roles and forged experimental new approaches. No More Rules is the first wide-ranging critical survey to attempt to make sense of these international developments. Each of the book’s key themes—origins, deconstruction, appropriation, technology, authorship, and opposition—is illuminated by stunning examples of work that has changed the way in which designers and their audiences think about graphic communication.

• An immensely readable analysis of how postmodern thought and practice has molded graphic design
• Breaks down this broad field of graphic design activity into key developments and themes, each richly illustrated
• Written by a well-respected design critic
• New, attractive format

 

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6 3/4 x 8 3/4 in; 192 pages pp;
Paperback
May 2013
ISBN 9781780671031
ISBN10 1780671032
Rick Poynor founded Eye magazine in 1990, edited it for seven years and is now its resident columnist. He writes about design, media, and visual culture for Blueprint, Frieze, Adbusters, The Guardian, and many other publications. His other books published by Laurence King include Typographica and Communicate.
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