Meggs' History of Graphic Design (Hardcover)
John Wiley & Sons, 9780470168738, 603pp.
Publication Date: November 22, 2011
Note from the publisher:
The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code - ISBN: 9781118922248).
The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as:
- Flashcards featuring images from book for image identification self-study
- Self-test assessment by chapter
- Image Gallery featuring key designers and their work
- Indices of key terms and people
***Winner of the First-Ever QED (Quality, Excellence, Design) award by Digital Book World***
This is the unrivaled, comprehensive, and award-winning reference tool on graphic design recognized for publishing excellence by the Association of American Publishers. Now, this Fifth Edition of Meggs' History of Graphic Design offers even more detail and breadth of content than its heralded predecessors, revealing a saga of creative innovators, breakthrough technologies, and important developments responsible for paving the historic paths that define the graphic design experience. In addition to classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and postmodern design, this new Fifth Edition presents new information on current trends and technologies sweeping the graphic design landscape--such as the web, multimedia, interactive design, and private presses, thus adding new layers of depth to an already rich resource.
With more than 1,400 high-quality images throughout--many new or newly updated--Meggs' History of Graphic Design, Fifth Edition provides a wealth of visual markers for inspiration and emulation. For professionals, students, and everyone who works with or loves the world of graphic design, this landmark text will quickly become an invaluable guide that they will turn to again and again.