Graphic style by Steven Heller
From Victorian to post-modern

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This graphic design compendium distils the essences of 48 design styles, from Victoran to Post-Modern. What does Swiss Art Deco look like? Or Italian Art Noveau? Or De Stijl, Dada or Polish Late Modern? Here the answers to these and a host of other questions. It contains more than 700 selected illustrations ranging from fine art to ephemera, from prints, posters, photographs and book illustrations to teapots, wine lables and shopping bags. Every page brims with distinctive, unusual and stimulating delights, culled from extensive sources all over the world. A graphic design timeline and a bibliography are further features of this book. The result is a colourful, accessible visual history of 150 years of graphic style that will surprise, inform and inspire designers, students and everyone fascinated by the world of graphic design.
 

About Steven Heller

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Steven Heller is the art director of the NY Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the editor of the AIGA online journal, VOICE. He is a contributing editor to PRINT, EYE, Baseline, and ID. He writes f Seymour Chwast is well-known internationally for his graphic designs and illustrations. He has written and/or illustrated more than thirty books for children. His Houghton Mifflin collaborations with Harriet Ziefert include Traffic Jam, Moonride, and Ode to Humpty Dumpty. He lives with his wife in New York City.
 
Published January 1, 1988 by H.N. Abrams. 239 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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Presented in celebration of 150 years of design (beginning with the Victorian age and concluding with the Post-Modern), this chronologically compiled volume entertainingly documents the development of

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One of the most beloved design styles of nostalgic collectors, Art Deco developed in France following World War I and quickly became popular around the world, proliferating in lively posters, typefaces and skyscraper designs.

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Presented in celebration of 150 years of design (beginning with the Victorian age and concluding with the Post-Modern), this chronologically compiled volume entertainingly documents the development of graphic art, an often undervalued cousin of the fine arts.

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