In Search of the Miraculous by Milton Glaser
Or, One Thing Leads to Another

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The various looks Glaser gives the legendary bard not only demonstrate his ability to see something from several different perspectives, but they also served as inspiration for the theater's annual award, which is an iridescent bust sprayed with automotive paint that changes color depending on how you're looking at it.
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Milton Glaser is perhaps the most celebrated graphic designer in the world.


As a young man, he read a phrase that stayed with him through his life: "In Search of the Miraculous." One could say that all human experience is a miracle--memory, color, taste, Vermeer, stars, watermelon, etc. For those like Glaser, the act of making things that move the mind is perhaps the deepest aspiration to the miraculous. In this volume, he has chosen work, largely created by him over the last five years, to demonstrate how one concept leads to another. Through fascinating juxtapositions, readers will gain insights into Glaser's oeuvre, journeying with him as he discovers that seemingly new designs frequently come out of provocative ideas taken from the distant past.
 

About Milton Glaser

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MILTON GLASER has had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. In 2004 he was selected for the lifetime achievement award of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2010, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by Barack Obama. His books include Graphic Design, Art is Work, and Drawing is Thinking, all published by Overlook. Visit miltonglaser.com.
 
Published March 14, 2012 by The Overlook Press. 96 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Stephen Roulac on Feb 16 2012

This book engages the reader/viewer, prompting consideration of subtlety and stimulus, meaning and message, the literal and the imagined.

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Reviewed by Karen Day on Jan 30 2012

The various looks Glaser gives the legendary bard not only demonstrate his ability to see something from several different perspectives, but they also served as inspiration for the theater's annual award, which is an iridescent bust sprayed with automotive paint that changes color depending on how you're looking at it.

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