Nová historie grafického designu z pera profesora
Illinoiské univerzity S. J.Eskilsona přináší nové pohledy na vývoj
grafického designu od historie po současnost.
The history of graphic design is a very underpublished subject
for such a widely studied discipline. Now Stephen Eskilson provides
a scholarly and accessible account of the field from Gutenberg to
today. His approach is distinctive in that, for the first time, the
subject is fully discussed in the light of prevailing political,
social, military and economic conditions, nationalism, and gender.
Clearly designed and easy-to-follow, the book tells the story
chronologically with key topics developed in more than one chapter
by way of cultural comparison. It covers a host of different
materials: book, journal, magazine and album covers; photographs,
prints, posters, logos and websites. Featured designers include
Albers, Benton, Brody, Earls, Glaser, Morris, Rodchenko,
Sagmeister, Scher and Toulouse-Lautrec. Logo designers Bass,
Chermayeff & Geismar and Rand receive substantial coverage.
Pioneering typographers range from Garamond, Caslon and Morison to
Hoefler, Licko and Carter.