Graphic Design: History In The Writing (1983-2011). Occasional Papers.

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Graphic Design: History In The Writing (1983-2011).

The first anthology of its kind, Graphic Design: History in the Writing (1984–2011) comprises some of the most influential published texts about graphic design history. The book documents the development of the relatively young field of graphic design history from 1983 to today, underscoring the aesthetic, theoretical, political and social tensions that have underpinned it from the beginning. Included in the anthology are texts by:

Jeremy Aynsley
Steve Baker
Andrew Blauvelt
Piers Carey
François Chastanet
Wen Huei Chou
Denise Gonzales Crisp
Brian Donnelly
Johanna Drucker
Steven Heller
Richard Hollis
Robin Kinross
Ellen Lupton
Victor Margolin
Ellen Mazur Thomson
Philip B. Meggs
Gérard Mermoz
Abbott Miller
Rick Poynor
Martha Scotford
Catherine de Smet
Teal Triggs
Massimo Vignelli
Bridget Wilkins

Edited by Catherine de Smet and Sara De Bondt

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History in the Making: Workshop 1 & The Form of the Book Book (2nd edition) 01.12.2010 Forde/Motto, Geneva

Posted in books, graphic design, workshop on November 24th, 2010
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History in the Making: Workshop 1
01.12.2010, 2pm – 6pm
Forde/Motto hosts a public workshop developed by Sara De Bondt and Catherine de Smet on the histories and historiography of graphic design, involving a group of students from the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne and their tutor Roland Früh. The first in a series, the workshop is aimed at compiling material for a reader on graphic design history, to be published by Occasional Papers, coinciding with the ‘Graphic Design: History in the Making’ conference at St. Bride Library (London), 6 May 2011.

The Form of the Book Book (2nd edition)
01.12.2010, 6pm
Launch of the second edition of The Form of the Book Book, edited by Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge. Special drinks will be served.

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